Healthy Communities Research Initiative

Healthy Communities Research Initiative

The Healthy Communities Research Initiative (HCRI) is excited to announce the recipients of the 2019-2020 HCRI Seed Grant Awards! Three research teams at Kent State University were funded. Recipients include: Dr. Angela Neal-Barnett (Psychological Sciences). Co-PIs: Javed Khan, Mary Hogue, Tameka Ellington, and Arden Ruttan "Stress Out" Drs. Helen...

Photo of the two award recipients mentioned in the article Two award recipients of the 2020 Kent State University Online Undergraduate Research Symposium are Rebecca Jindra and Jordan Smith. Both of these students are pursuing degrees within the College of Public Health. Their project was titled ‘A Qualitative Exploration of Newly Resettled Congolese Refugee Women...

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Virus and medical worker stock image It seems like years have passed since the world first heard of an “atypical pneumonia” circulating in the Hubei province of China in December 2019. When we’ve seen similar reports in the past, the illnesses have had a variety of causes, but all were eventually containable. In the late 1990s, it was “bird flu,” an influenza virus that...

Kent State professor John Gunstad and his research assistants Hanna Schmetzer and Victoria Sanborn demonstrate using the voice pattern technology that is part of his Alzheimer Kent State University psychology professor John Gunstad, Ph.D., has received a grant of nearly $2.6 million from the National Institutes of Health to expand his Alzheimer’s disease research into a national study. Gunstad is studying how speech patterns in older adults can be used as an early detector of Alzheimer’s, the progressive...

Associate Professor Amy Sato Weight management can be challenging for all adolescents, but those from low-income families face added stressors that can make weight loss even more difficult. Those are the findings of Amy Sato, Ph.D., an associate professor in the Department of Psychological Sciences, who has been studying the connection between obesity and low-income youth for...