About Our Research

The College of Health and Human Sciences brings together scientists to enhance research that broadly addresses informing behavioral choices, improving human health, and enhancing quality of life. Our interdisciplinary research makes a global impact, enhancing the lives of people living in Indiana, throughout the United States and around the world.

With the introduction of our seven strategic research themes, representing 244 HHS faculty, we've set the course for exploring the bounds of interdisciplinary research.

Our research themes include:

HHS strives to promote continued scholarly excellence and innovation through the provision of information, resources and enhanced collaboration among scientists as well as stakeholders.

Dorothy Teegarden, PhD
Professor of Nutrition Science
Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Programs



Health and Disease: Science, Technology, Culture and Policy Research Poster Session on March 1, 2018:



Prevention and Wellness Category:

First:           Shams Rahman Rahmani, Agronomy, Agriculture

Second:        Kang-Yu Hsu, Industrial Engineering, Engineering

Third:            Kerri Rodriguez, Comparative Pathobiology, Veterinary Medicine


Inflammation, Immunology and Infectious Diseases category:

First:         Ahmed Hassan, Comparative Pathobiology, Veterinary Medicine

Second:    Mohamed Elsayed, MCMP, Pharmacy

Third:       Kilia Liu, Nutrition Science, HHS


Neuroscience and Neurodegenerative Diseases category:

First:            Eric Cameron, Health Sciences, HHS

Second:       Logan Ganzen, Biological Sciences, Science

Third:           Katharine Horzmann, Health Sciences, HHS

Other 1 category:

First:         Zainab Hasan, Health Sciences, HHS

Second:   Margaret Busse, Civil Engineering, Engineering

Third:       Jackie Cha, Industrial Engineering, Engineering


Other 2 category:

First:         Xinwu Qian, Civil Engineering, Engineering

Second:    Feiran Li, Biomedical Engineering, Engineering

Third:       Kyungyeon Ra


Obesity and Related Diseases category:

First:         Josh Hudson, Nutrition Science, HHS

Second:    Michelle Jahn, Industrial Engineering, Engineering

Third:       Alyssa Zembroski, Nutrition Science, HHS


Cancer category:

First:         Elia Farah, Biochemistry, Agriculture

Second:    Alexandra Dieterly, Comparative Pathobiology, Veterinary Medicine

Third:       Aparna Shinde, MCMP, Pharmacy


 To see pictures from the event, click here.



Current Faculty Research Awardees 

Early Career Research Achievement Award - David Purpura 

Career Research Achievement Award - Cleveland Shields 

Outstanding Graduate Faculty Mentor Award - Wei Zheng 



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