Our goal is to develop a holistic understanding of the health of individuals and populations and create feasible approaches to solving current and emerging public health and societal problems.
We study individuals across the life course, focus on health equity and addressing health disparities, and conduct both basic and applied research, including research on the translation of public health programs to real-world settings.
- Study sheds light on links between cognitive and motor skill development in children with autismCollege of Health researchers highlight the ways motor skills and cognitive skills develop in connection with each other in young children with autism.
- Doctoral researcher develops an AI-powered tool to asses workplace injuriesExisting workplace injury assessment tools didn’t meet her needs. So, she’s creating one that does.
- Board book promotes healthy beginningsProfessor Megan McClelland helped co-create the research-based baby board book “Bunny to Bunny”
- Veterans’ PTSD symptoms are affected by factors like service appraisal, social supportOregon State College of Health study finds veterans’ personal views of combat experiences and the support they get upon returning home are stronger predictors of PTSD symptoms than the specific conflict in which they served
- Team FLIPPs for lifejacketsResearch team works with local fishermen to increase wearability and availability of lifejackets.
- From Pendleton to Petersen chair: Suzanne Segerstrom returns to Oregon to co-direct OSU’s Center for Healthy Aging ResearchAn inside look at Suzanne’s journey and research at the intersection of psychology and aging