Across Baylor University’s Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences, our faculty and students are engaged in transformational research inspired by our calling as Christians to serve others. With a focus on health, quality of life, and human flourishing, Robbins College research is conducted in the lab, in the classroom, and out in the communities we serve.
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Inspired by our Christian mission, we seek to enhance health, quality of life, and human flourishing for all individuals and communities.
Examining and modifying the environmental, psychological, and social determinants that influence behavior and health.
Understanding, preventing, and treating chronic diseases and conditions.
Investigating and improving access to care and opportunities for healthy living.
Optimizing function and independence for those who experience injury, illness, disability, or developmental delay.
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Researcher Debra Harris, PhD, Associate Professor of Interior Design at Baylor University’s Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences, provides research support to projects focused on improving the lives and safety for all ages.
Baylor University researcher Leigh Greathouse, PhD, MPH, MS, RD, Associate Professor of Nutrition Sciences, is focused on cancer research by studying the significant relationship between our gut microbiome, nutrition, and chronic disease.
Baylor University researcher Joon Park, PhD, Associate Professor in the Department of Health, Human Performance, and Recreation (HHPR), strives to redefine exercise at the cellular and tissue levels. He is looking under the skin to understand how it benefits our mitochondria and improves our health.
Concussions, which are a mild traumatic brain injury, have become an epidemic in the United States. Jungjun Park, PhD, CCC-SLP, Associate Professor for the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, is collaborating to develop a detecting tool that is intuitive to use and provides on-site test results.