Research for a better future
Faculty members are tackling some of the world’s greatest health challenges, from infectious diseases to chronic conditions, such as diabetes, substance use and obesity.
No. 9 in NIH research funding among schools of public health at public universities
$34.2 million in total research awards FY22
8 NIH-funded training programs
10 Investigators who received grant funding exceeding $1M in FY22
PHHP Office of Research
Find out about resources in the college related to research support.
Research annual reports
Learn how faculty are contributing to their fields with innovative models of research that promote collaboration between faculty in public health and health professions and with many other colleagues across disciplines locally, nationally and internationally.
The college is committed to providing a supportive training environment for doctoral students, postdoctoral associates/fellows and early-career scientists. We offer several doctoral programs, and house multiple training programs.
PHHP researchers are using AI technology to improve population health and treatment outcomes.
Latest research news
Gordon Mitchell named MBI deputy director
Dr. Gordon Mitchell will serve as a deputy director, alongside MBI Director Dr. Jennifer Bizon and her leadership team.
New study uses AI to predict who may benefit from…
The study will use a combination of brain imaging and artificial intelligence tools to establish the effectiveness of a cognitive training program.
Samuel Wu named 2023 UF Research Foundation…
Dr. Wu is among UF’s most productive and promising researchers named to the 2023 roster of UF Research Foundation Professors.
FEATURED RESEARCH AREAS
Post-COVID mortality risk may be caused by high inflammation
A study sheds new light on the reason people who recover from a bout of severe COVID-19 are still at increased risk for death in the year after their recovery. The culprit may be high levels of inflammation during the initial illness.
Boosting cognition for those with HIV
As people living with HIV age, about half will experience some sort of cognitive decline. With the support of a $6.6 million program project grant from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, researchers are evaluating three promising interventions that may improve cognitive function in those with HIV who consume alcohol.
Diet, exercise improve after bariatric surgery, but do not meet recommended levels
The findings, which appeared in JAMA Network Open, suggest patients may need continued support to help them maintain weight loss and other health benefits of the surgery.
Researchers use AI to predict new coronavirus variants
A world awash in waves of novel coronavirus variants is left to react to each new emergence. Imagine if we could get ahead of the curve and predict the next one. That’s the goal of a new project supported by a $3.7 million National Institutes of Health grant.
UF leads community-engaged research network for All of Us Program
With funding from the National Institutes of Health, UF is leading the creation of a network that engages researchers from diverse backgrounds in All of Us, an NIH research program designed to advance precision medicine.
Optimizing antibiotic use in settings with poor hygiene and sanitation
An international group of scientists have developed an artificial intelligence-driven tool that uses an algorithm to estimate the probability a case of diarrhea is caused by a virus alone. Findings published in JAMA Pediatrics show the algorithm works.
Faculty receive NIH fellowships designed to improve diversity in AI research
Drs. Candice Adams-Mitchell and Shantrel Canidate are among the inaugural fellowship recipients of the National Institutes of Health’s Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning Consortium to Advance Health Equity and Researcher Diversity program.
Improving infectious disease modeling
A biostatistics team has received a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention grant to address current shortcomings in modeling outbreaks of emerging infectious diseases.
public health and health professions
Centers and Institutes
The college houses several research centers and institutes focused on a wide array of research topics
Learn more about opportunities for undergraduate research
- Bachelor of Health Science Honors Program
- University Scholars Program
- Emerging Scholars Program
- Center for Undergraduate Research
Graduate student research
For information on research opportunities for graduate students, please contact the departments or program directors.