School of Health Studies Research
Faculty investigators within The School of Health Studies (SHS) are highly engaged in research within their respective disciplines. Some faculty are world-renown, developing and overseeing novel and focused research programs that command attention from investigators, clinicians, and other health specialists from around the world. Research within the SHS is funded through both internal and external sources, with faculty collectively securing hundreds of thousands of dollars annually to support their work.
Due to the diversity of the academic disciplines within the SHS, several laboratories and supportive research areas exist, which provide resources to faculty and post-doctoral fellows, as well as to graduate and undergraduate research assistants. Within and outside of the SHS, facilities are available to support cell culture studies, pre-clinical animal investigations (including fly, rodent and pig models), and human clinical investigations. Click here for our current equipment inventory for laboratories within the SHS.
Faculty investigators in the SHS are regularly seeking research participants. Please click here to see the current list of studies for which active recruitment is now taking place.
SHS Research Facilities
- Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Laboratory
Director: Marie van der Merwe, PhD
- Bone Densitometry and Body Composition Laboratory
Director: Matthew Butawan
- Cardiorespiratory/Metabolic Laboratory
Director: Richard J. Bloomer, PhD
- Exercise Instructional Laboratory
Director: Luke Baumgartner
- Musculoskeletal Analysis Laboratory
Director: Lawrence W. Weiss, EdD
- Exercise Training Intervention Laboratory
Director: Luke Baumgartner, MS
- Motor Behavior Laboratory
Director: Yuhua Li, PhD
In addition to the above facilities, which are directed by SHS faculty, several other research resources are available both on and off-campus. For example, on-campus facilities such as The Integrated Microscopy Center (IMC) and The W. Harry Feinstone Center for Genomic Research are available to support faculty research. Off-campus opportunities for collaboration are multiple, with investigators at The University of TN Health Science Center, LeBonheur Children’s Hospital, and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, in addition to various medical device companies within the Memphis area.