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Research

Student Opportunities

The College of Health and Human Sciences offers both undergraduate and graduate students many opportunities to participate in faculty-mentored research.

Undergraduates can be supported in research through the popular Research Rookies and undergraduate research funding opportunities, and can present research at the Conference on Undergraduate Research and Engagement, along with other research through individual programs.

Graduates not only have several research opportunities, many programs also include professional clinics and labs in which to conduct projects. The College of Health and Human Sciences has the following clinics and laboratories:

Faculty Research Areas

Advocacy, Leadership, Community Development

Danica Billingsly, Au.D., CCC-A

King Chung, Ph.D., CCC-A, F-AAA

Blythe Kitner, AuD, CCC-A

Charles Pudrith, Ph.D., AuD

Diane Schecklong, AuD, CCC-A

Cancer/Chronic Illness and/or Pain, Pain Management

Katherine J. Coulter, DNP MSN, APN, FNP-BC

Masih Shokrani, Ph.D., MT(ASCP)

Communicative Disorders, Language Development

Allison Gladfelter, Ph.D., M.S., CCC-SLP

In-Sop Kim, Ph.D.

Jamie Mayer, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Deborah McGee, M.A., CCC-SL

Sherrill Morris, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Janet Olson, Ph.D., CCC-A/SLP

Consumer Studies, Apparel

Disability, Autism Services

Bryan Dallas, Ph.D., CRC

Allison Gladfelter, Ph.D., M.S.N, CCC-SLP

Jennifer Gray, Ph.D., MPP

Disability, Parkinson’s Services

In-Sop Kim, Ph.D.

Epidemiological Studies: Environmental Hazards, Human Sexual Behavior and Health

Arlene Keddie, Ph.D., M.S.PH

Charles Pudrith, Ph.D., Au.D.

Family and Marital Interactions, Parenting

Susan Bowers, Ph.D.

Sophie Li, Ph.D., MED

Yujun Liu,
Ph.D., M.S.W.

Jane Rose Njue, Ph.D., CFLE

Thomas Pavkov, Ph.D.

Lin Shi, Ph.D., LMFT

D. Scott Sibley, Ph.D., CFLE

Charline Xie, Ph.D.

Fitness and Exercise

Lynn Herrmann, Ph.D., MPH

Elizabeth Moxley, Ph.D., RN, BS

Gerontology

Susan Bowers, Ph.D.

Arlene Keddie, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Jamie Mayer, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Health Care and Treatment

Katherine J. Coulter, DNP MSN, APN, FNP-BC

Health Disparities, Underrepresented/Diverse Populations

Shondra Clay, Ph.D.

Katherine J. Coulter, DNP MSN, APN, FNP-BC

Kari Hickey, Ph.D.

Arlene Keddie, Ph.D., M.S.PH

Jinsook Kim, Ph.D., M.P.H., D.D.S.

Henna Muzaffar, Ph.D., RD

Immunology

Charles Pudrith, Ph.D., Au.D.

Masih Shokrani, Ph.D., MT(ASCP)

Medical Laboratory Sciences

Jeanne Isabel, M.S.Ed, MLS, SH(ASCP)

Masih Shokrani, Ph.D., MT(ASCP)

Mental Illness, Mental Health Services

Arlene Keddie, Ph.D., M.S.PH

Thomas Pavkov, Ph.D.

Neonates, Infants and Children

Janet Olson, Ph.D., CCC-A/SLP

Thomas Pavkov, Ph.D.

Neuroscience

Allison Gladfelter, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Jamie Mayer, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Nursing

Cathy Carlson, Ph.D.

Jie Chen, Ph.D.

Katherine J. Coulter, DNP MSN, APN, FNP-BC

Elizabeth Moxley, Ph.D., RN, B.S.

Jeanette Rossetti, Ed.D., RN

Nutrition, Weight Loss, Diabetes

Katherine J. Coulter, DNP MSN, APN, FNP-BC

Arlene Keddie, Ph.D., M.S.PH

Judith Lukaszuk, Ph.D., RD, LDN

Henna Muzaffar, Ph.D., RD

Masih Shokrani, Ph.D., MT(ASCP)

Rehabilitation Process and Outcomes, Patient Rights

MJ Blaschak, Ph.D.

Daniel Boutin, Ph.D., CRC, NCC

Jamie Mayer, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Amanda McCarthy, Ed.D., CRC, CVE, LPC, PVE

Teaching Methods

Melani W. Duffrin, Ph.D., RD

Beverly Henry, Ph.D., RD, LDN

Contact Us

College of Health and Human Sciences
Wirtz Hall 227
815-753-1891
chhs@niu.edu

The Dean's Office is open for face-to-face meetings by appointment only.

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