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Research Areas

We aim to spark intellectual discoveries through research into speech, occupational, and physical therapies, health economics, and health services. Understand how our ideas and questions affect the care patients receive and graduate a new generation of forward-looking health scientists and leaders. College of Health Profession research areas include Health Services, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Speech Language Pathology, and Stroke Recovery. 

Health Services Research

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Health Services Research includes research projects are concentrated in four areas: Use of electronic and archival data in HSR; mixed-methods program evaluation; cost, value and cost effectiveness studies; and design and analytic support for pragmatic and implementation trials.

Health Services Research

Occupational Therapy Research

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Occupational Therapy research efforts include Dr. Roxanna Bendixen's investigation of assessment and intervention in early onset neuromuscular disorders with a focus on sleep and its impact on health and disease progression. Dr. Corey Morrow's overall research goal is to improve the delivery of rehabilitation while minimizing barriers by applying concepts of health economics to rehabilitation.

OT Research

Stroke Recovery Research

The College of Health Professions has several areas of stroke recovery research, including the Stroke Recovery Research Center and the National Center of Neuromodulation for Rehabilitation.

Stroke Recovery Research