Student Opportunities

Students Abroad Pose for a Picture
2014 Team in the Italian Dolomites

Undergraduates often carry out research in public health-related programs as an independent study course, or as part of a senior project or honors thesis.

How to Get Started

First, pursue appropriate coursework and do well in classes. Students interested in an independent study course should first complete the core requirements for the major as well as any related preliminary courses in their area of interest.

Then, speak to a faculty member whose research expertise is most closely aligned with your interests. For help in identifying an appropriate faculty member, contact your major advisor or the Multidisciplinary Studies Center.

Recent undergraduate independent study course research projects include:

  • Motor Function in Children with Autism
  • Health Outcomes Among Patients Hospitalized for Influenza
  • Personality Characteristics and Cortisol Levels
  • Epidemiology of Drug Abuse in Western New York
  • Methylmercury Exposure and Child Development
  • Perception of Mental Health in Different Cultures
  • Immigrant Health in America
  • Health and Hyrdrofracking
  • Exploring Fetal Origins
  • Epidemiology of Drug Abuse
  • Worksite Wellness Initiative
  • Health Action Smoke-Free Campus
  • Behavior in the Workforce
  • Health Policy and Obesity
  • Pregnancy Intention in Teens
  • Tobacco Use in the Caribbean
  • Stress and Social Support

Students Abroad Posing with a Local Friend

Alap Patel and Jill Dunn with friend Sonam at his shop in Ladakh, India, 2014