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Examining the barriers to care

It’s a thorny issue with no easy answer: How do we ensure that all Americans receive health care? Health policy researcher Allyson Hall, Ph.D., and her colleagues are working to understand access issues and find solutions that could help more patients get needed care.

Uncovering the complexities of speech

A person’s voice can communicate much about the speaker’s age, emotions, culture, and even health status. Rahul Shrivastav, Ph.D., studies how people derive such information from speech, which could lead to new treatments for speech and voice disorders, as well as result in some commercial applications.

Helping people with disabilities kick the habit

Quitting smoking is difficult for anyone, but it may be especially challenging for people with disabilities, says Jamie Pomeranz, Ph.D., a disability researcher and an assistant professor in the department of behavioral science and community health.

Putting an end to restless nights

For 60 million Americans, a good night’s sleep is little more than an impossible dream. One of the most frequently prescribed treatments for insomnia is sleep medications, but they don’t work well over the long haul, says sleep researcher Christina McCrae, Ph.D.

UF Biomedical Sciences Building brings researchers together

Biomedical engineering has revolutionized medical research and practice in many ways, from providing sophisticated automated instrumentation and computation needed to sequence the human genome to developing devices that mimic normal delivery of insulin by the pancreas.

Helping athletes get back in the game

Pointing to the images on her computer screen, Terese Chmielewski, P.T., Ph.D., identifies a problem with the football player’s movement. As he performs vertical jumps and single leg jumps, it’s clear the player is putting too much force on his right leg.