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Impacting a much bigger picture

UVM's College of Nursing and Health Sciences is part of The University Health Network connecting talented faculty practitioners, scientists, and scholars. Research spans a variety of disciplines featuring two major themes: basic, clinical, developmental and behavioral science; and public health systems and services. Faculty also interact with colleagues across the network in interdisciplinary collaborations.

Areas of Inquiry

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    Study Shows Exercise Reduces Suicide Attempts by Bullied Teens

    As high schools across the country continue to reduce physical education, recess, and athletic programs, research by Professor Jeremy Sibold shows that regular exercise significantly reduces both suicidal thoughts and attempts among students who are bullied. Read more >>

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Characterizing and treating the underlying postural control mechanisms of neuromusculoskeletal conditions

Balance research

Determining the effectiveness of interventions for reducing physical impairments activity limitations and participation restrictions

Physical assessment

Health and wellness approaches to treating and preventing obesity and related comorbidities

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Social behavioral factors related to health


Understanding social cognition and communication in typical and special populations using behavioral and neuroimaging strategies