Health research and scholarly innovation is broad and inclusive. Research and scholarly innovation refers to all forms of research, such as clinical, applied, translational, and community-engaged, as well as clinical and public health practice, educational materials, pedagogy, and program development, implementation, and evaluation. Collectively, our faculty members and students in the College of Health Sciences seek to improve the health, functioning, and well-being of individuals, communities, and populations, while prioritizing the advancement of health equity and the elimination of disparities in health. We lead and work collaboratively on projects within departments, across the College and University, and with external partners from academia, nonprofits, and industry.
CHS Departments’ Research and Scholarly Innovation
CHS Research and Scholarly Innovation Collaboratives
Collaboratives are emerging ways faculty and staff within the College and University can collaborate organically to study and address specific health topics, issues, or needs through research or scholarly innovation. There are also opportunities for intersectionality of Collaboratives depending upon projects. Collaborators external to Arcadia can learn more by reaching out to Dr. Margaret Longacre.
Translational Clinical Science
Translational science refers to the implementation and dissemination of practice, programs, and interventions more broadly into practice and communities. This work involves modification and evaluated processes to ensure implementation and effectiveness in varied contexts, settings, or among varied populations.
Health Workforce and Training
Health workforce and training needs are great in population health, and are especially important in addressing inequities in health. This collaborative is an opportunity for faculty to unite on topics of training and addressing population workforce and career needs within and across disciplines.
Family and Community Health
Family and community health refers to the health of individuals and implications of interpersonal and external environment on health capacity. This refers to understanding, enhancing or modifying the relationships in family and the systems that surround an individual and their health.
This collaborative involves scholars interested in developing and implementing research and scholarly activities related to achieving health equity broadly and within respective disciplines, including addressing policies, programs, and practices that marginalize individuals and populations.
Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
The focus of this collaborative is on research and scholarly activities that seek to prevent chronic or communicable disease and/or promote socio-emotional well-being among persons who may or may not be experiencing illness, disability, or disease.
This global health collaborative allows persons interested in advancing understanding and outcomes in the global health context to team together for projects. Global can refer to local initiatives as well as international.
Healthcare and Public Health Policy
This healthcare and public health policy collaborative involves work seeking to advance healthcare and long-term care practice and policies to enable the health of persons and populations, while also understanding the broader public health policy landscape. A current example among faculty involves understanding Social Determinants of Health in the delivery of physical therapy.
Sport science refers to the prevention and management of sport-related injuries, including physiology, psychology, biomechanics, nutrition, and the social and ethical role of sport and exercise in society.
Disease, Illness, and Disability Management
This disease, illness, and disability collaborative focuses on the management of disease, illness, and disability among persons in society as a result of acute or chronic conditions or experiences.
External Collaborators are essential to connecting our faculty scholars and students to the community for meaningful collaborations and improvement in the lives of others. Current external collaborators include local and regional systems and nonprofits.
Student-Led and Student-Engaged Research and Scholarly Innovation
Across the CHS, our students are engaged in innovative projects led by the students themselves through applied coursework, such as Capstone experiences, or through collaboration with a faculty member’s active research or programming. Below provides an overview of some recent engagement in research and scholarly innovation among CHS faculty members and students.
CHS Capstone Events
Exemplars of recent peer-reviewed publications involving students from CHS departments
Food insecurity and medication restricting behavior among persons with diabetes in the United States
Severity of Lifetime Physical Intimate Partner Violence and Controlling Behavior in Sub-Saharan Africa
Cardiovascular Disease and Medication Adherence Among Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in an Underserved Community
Psychological and behavioral moderators of physical health among caregivers and non-caregivers
Palliative Care Clinicians' Perspectives of an Integrated Caregiver Patient-Portal System in Oncology
Caregiver Health by Context: Moderating Effects of Mental Health and Health Behaviors
Developing an Integrated Caregiver Patient-Portal System
Nonurgent Emergency Department Use by Pediatric Patients in the United States: A Systematic Literature Review
Food Security and Medication Adherence in Young and Middle-Aged Adults with Diabetes
Neighborhood Disadvantage Is Associated with Lower Quality Sleep and More Variability in Sleep Duration among Urban Adolescents
Let Go and Let God: A Study of Religiosity and Depressive Symptoms in the Black Church
Uninjured Youth Athlete Performance on Single-Leg Hop Testing: How Many Can Achieve Recommended Return-to-Sport Criterion?
Early Development and Reliability of the Timed Functional Arm and Shoulder Test
Shoulder muscle force and electromyography activity during make versus break tests
A Novel Rehabilitation Program Using Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation (NMES) and Taping for Shoulder Pain in Swimmers: A Protocol and Case Example
The nonoperative rehabilitation of a traumatic complete ulnar collateral ligament tear of the elbow in a high school wrestler: A case report
Changes in clinical measures and tissue adaptations in collegiate swimmers across a competitive season
Faculty Publication Highlights from 2021-2022*
*Full publication lists can be seen on department pages or faculty profile pages.
Physician Assistant Highlights
Public Health Highlights 2021-2022
Physical Therapy Highlights 2021-2022
Thigh muscle composition and its relationship to functional recovery post-hip fracture over time and between sexes
Feasibility and longitudinal effects of repeated participation in an annual, brief and intense exercise program in individuals with Parkinson's disease: A case report
Linking Pain and Motor Control: Conceptualization of Movement Deficits in Patients With Painful Conditions
The Effect of Frailty on Walking Recovery After Hip Fracture: A Secondary Analysis of the Community Ambulation Project
The effect of experimental shoulder pain on contralateral muscle force and activation
Effects of and Response to Mechanical Loading on the Knee
Application of the 4-Element Movement System Model to Sports Physical Therapy Practice and Education
Activity Measure for Post-Acute Care "6-Clicks" for the Prediction of Short-term Clinical Outcomes in Individuals Hospitalized With COVID-19: A Retrospective Cohort Study
Aerobic Responses to FES-Assisted and Volitional Cycling in Children with Cerebral Palsy
Faculty and Student Resources
The Growing Research and Networking Together (GRANT) group allows faculty members in the College and beyond if interested to share their work related to research and scholarly innovation with a specific interest in seeking grant funding over time. This group allows for connection and collaboration as well as tips on developing one’s scholarship. Faculty interested in the GRANT group should reach out to Dr. Margaret Longacre.
This core is for CHS faculty members to support research design and biostatistical plans for grants or manuscripts. Interested faculty members should reach out to Dr. Margaret Longacre.