Faculty & Research
Research at the Intersection of
Health, Disability and Rehabilitation
Our broad based research portfolio ranges from laboratory-based research to community-based (engaged) research to scholarship in the humanities.
AHS has a track record of funding from a variety of federal and state agencies and foundations. Consistently ranked among the top 5 colleges of allied health in research funding, the college’s research emphasis is the intersection of health, disability and rehabilitation.
Examples of current research include:
- The impact of cultural competence training on service providers
- Developing and testing interventions to improve the functional skills and independent living capacity of those with long term disabilities and conditions
- In the elderly and veterans with ambulatory prosthetics--fall prevention, to include fear of falling, self-efficacy in fall prevention, fall risk assessment, and fall prevention and management strategies
- Comparative effectiveness and outcomes research in the area of therapeutic interventions
- Helping people with chronic conditions manage their disease and prevent secondary conditions through health promotion strategies for people with disabilities
- Developing and testing assessments that are valid and reliable so that effectiveness of therapeutic programs can be accurately measured
- The effect of implementation of electronic health records on safety, cost and quality of care
Find out more about our research with this snapshot of the transformative research happening in AHS. These nine individuals represent a much larger faculty of AHS researchers---all of whom dedicate their careers to discovering new knowledge that transforms how people can live long and well.