Community & Global Public Health Lab

Research Techniques and Protocols 

Students of all research topics will be trained to achieve the following:

  • Certification in Human Subjects Research Ethics (Biomedical & Social/Behavioral)
  • Certification in Responsible Conduct of Research (Biomedical & Social/Behavioral)
  • Generation of an Institutional Review Board Protocol to gain ethical approval for human subjects research program
  • Use of Qualtrics software for generation, distribution & analysis of electronic questionnaires
  • Use of IBM SPSS statistical software for management, analysis and presentation of data

Varying by research topic:

  • Use of accelerometers to track physical activity, inactivity and sleep
  • Use of anthropometric equipment to evaluate human body composition
  • Interpretation of Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry (DXA) data for assessment of fat, muscle and bone properties
  • Interpretation of Peripheral Quantitative Computed Tomography (pQCT) data for assessment of 3D fat, muscle and bone properties
  • Interpretation of hormonal assay results

Lab Equipment 

  • Most of our work will be done using Ipads and computers with SPSS software.

Key Peer-Reviewed Publications

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