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Research is an integral part of the activities in Doisy College of Health Sciences. Students and faculty work together to make important contributions to research and the community. Research is incorporated into courses, lab experiences, research assistantships and/or thesis work. The faculty conduct both basic and applied research projects.

A strength of the research conducted in DCHS is its interdisciplinary nature. Projects in a single department are diverse and they complement research in other departments in the college or other colleges/schools within SLU. DCHS faculty are frequently disseminating their work in peer-reviewed journals and presentations, books, book chapters and through other various channels.

Areas of Research

Upcoming Research Colloquia

  • December 12: Dr. Deborah Hwa-Froelich (Communication Sciences & Disorders)

For more information about upcoming research colloquia, contact Deborah Hwa-Froelich at or Ted Weiss at .

Upcoming Seminars and Presentations

  • Athletic Training Speaker Series and Recognition Ceremony: Feb. 18
  • Physical Therapy Irma Ruebling Distinguished Speaker Series: March 28

Recent Research Awards

DCHS faculty frequently win awards for the great research they do. Not all of the awards can be listed here, but here is a quick list of some of the recent research awards.

Julie Howe, MBA, D-ABMDI: John R. Hunt Award from the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS)

Blake Bertrand and Aravinda Ganapathy (IMS Students): Undergraduate Research Travel Awards from the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB); the research the students presented is funded by a grant from the DeNardo Education and Research Foundation and they were mentored by DCHS faculty Drs. Uthayashanker Ezekiel, Rita Heuertz and Tim Randolph.

Whitney Postman, PhD, CCC-SLP, and
Selena Washington, PhD, MSPH, OTR/L:
  Geriatric Leadership Scholars, Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program, Saint Louis University Division of Geriatric Medicine

Research Spotlight

 Communication Sciences and Disorders Assistant Professor Mitzi Brammer, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, was recently featured by a website that highlights accomplished faculty members in the field of Speech-Language Pathology in an attempt to introduce their research to students and faculty across the country. 

Read the Dr. Mitzi Brammer Interview

Mitzi Brammer

Dr. Mitzi Brammer