The Research Spotlight video series showcases the many research projects underway at OSU-CHS in biomedical sciences, forensic sciences, health care administration, paleontology, medicine and other health-related fields. Each month, new videos will feature additional OSU-CHS faculty discussing their research projects.
Dr. Weil is studying the evolutionary history of one of the world’s longest lasting groups of mammals.
Dr. Gignac discusses his research into Arctic dinosaur life and the vertebrate head. He also describes a new micro-CT scanning technique he has developed to study soft tissues without damaging them.
Forensic psychology is the application of behavioral sciences within the field of law and criminal justice. Dr. Thrasher discusses student research happening at OSU-CHS in this field.
Dr. Finn is looking for the best way to train medical students to assess and evaluate advances in medical research in order to provide optimum health care to future patients.
Dr. Wilson is studying a microscopic part of human cells to determine the role it plays in the development of several genetic disorders.
Dr. Wagner wants to improve the tools used in detecting the presence of illegal drugs or explosives in homes and other locations where production is suspected.
Dr. Warren wants to document the efficacy of massage and stretch therapy treatments for musculoskeletal injuries through evidence-based research.
Dr. Banschbach wants to find out whether injections of a natural antioxidant improve liver function in patients diagnosed with terminal liver disease.
Dr. O'Brien is searching for ways to improve muscle function and performance.
The ability to communicate effectively and understand cultural differences is crucial to delivering high-quality health care. Dr. Volberding is researching ways to educate health care professionals about cultural communication to improve responsiveness to patient needs.
Dr. Stevens is searching for ways to improve pain management and slow the progression of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.
Dr. Ballard discusses how the study of microscopic structures within the bones of long-extinct vertebrates is leading to new discoveries about the lives of modern animals.
Due to many cystic fibrosis patients dying from chronic pulmonary infections, Dr. Champlin is looking at ways to prevent deadly bacteria from invading the lungs.
Dr. Benjamin discusses how his research collects long-term measurements of the body’s feedback to identify patterns indicating disease or health.
Dr. Koehler discusses how the trillions of microorganisms that live in the human digestive tract affect the central nervous system, resulting in differing influences on individual’s health and risk of disease.
Dr. Wallace talks about how prolonged exposure to some pesticides and heavy metals could impede brain development in children and support cancer growth.
Dr. Curtis describes her research to explore how estrogen's influence in the brain affects physiology and behavior.
Dr. Sanny discusses his research to determine the effectiveness of antivenom to improve treatment options for people who have been bitten by a poisonous snake.
Dr. Blewett discusses his efforts to develop an inexpensive diagnostic test to help zoos protect their animals from this deadly virus.
Dr. Rouch explains his research on salt sensitivity and its impact on blood pressure.
Dr. Davis describes how treating inflammation of the brain tissue could help people suffering with major depressive disorder.
Dr. Hess discusses his research on the structure of the health care industry and the risk models under which health insurance companies operate.
Dr. Davis gives an overview of the School of Biomedical Sciences and the types of research performed by faculty and students.
Dr. Allen gives an overview of the School of Forensic Sciences and the types of research performed by faculty and students.
Dr. Hess gives an overview of the School of Health Care Administration, the class format, typical student and some potential career paths for graduates.