The College of Public Health and Human Sciences provides numerous opportunities for graduate students to immerse themselves in research. Students have great access to faculty and their research projects, and the ability to create their own.
Students may participate in research by working directly with a faculty member for research credits, volunteering on a project, being hired as a graduate research assistant, or through their thesis or dissertation work.
In keeping with Oregon State University’s commitment to help reduce the risk and spread of COVID-19, we are postponing the fourth annual College of Public Health and Human Sciences Graduate Student Research Poster Session and reception to be held April 3. More than 40 graduate students signed up to present, indicating a strong desire among our graduate students to share their research and present in an informal venue. As things unfold, we will keep you informed of future plans for possibly rescheduling this event.
If you have questions, please contact Gretchen Dursch.
Learn more about the vast array of research activities in our College. This comprehensive list is sorted by our five signature research areas.
The College of Public Health & Human Sciences seminar series provides a forum for faculty in the College and other researchers (national and international) to present and discuss current research topics in an environment conducive to stimulating research collaboration and fostering student learning. Join us on Friday afternoons at 1:00 in the Hallie Ford Center.
Learn more about our College’s four distinctive research centers.
Various units on campus host research trainings and workshops for graduate students including the following (this is not an exhaustive list).
On October 23, 2019, five CPHHS faculty -- John Geldhof, Molly Kile, Sunil Khanna, Megan MacDonald, and Jangho Yoon – presented information on why it is important to publish your research findings and tips on how to do so successfully.
Listen to the presentation.
The OSU Graduate School provides Opportunities including IRB drop-in hours, literature review, workshops, a Three-Minute Thesis Competition, and more.
The OSU library hosts many workshops, including how to manage your research data, tips on publishing and showcasing your research, and trainings on software like SPSS and Zotero.
Ecampus hosts a “Research in Action” podcast that explores a wide range of topics and issues related to research in higher ed.
Students can determine if a project requires IRB approval and begin to prepare an initial submission by going to Human Research Protection Program and IRB. IRB hosts drop-in hours for OSU students with questions or concerns about the IRB process.
Graduate students who want to apply for externally funded sponsored projects such as fellowships, dissertation research, or pilot grant funding can obtain resources and assistance to successfully develop and submit proposals through OSU.