Faculty in the department are happy to provide mentored research experience to students, residents, fellows, post-doctoral associates and other faculty colleagues. There are many opportunities for mentored research experiences including independent studies, directed readings, career development proposals (NRSAs, K-awards, T-awards), and research assistantships. To find out more information, please contact the individual faculty member with whom you would like to work directly. Information about each faculty member’s interest areas in health outcomes and policy, epidemiology, and biostatistics can be found on their personal web page. In addition, assistantships are available from the Institute for Child Health Policy.

Health Policy or Epidemiology assistantship: The awardee for these Department assistantships will be paired with a faculty research mentor during their training. Faculty research interests are provided at The assistantship requires research in each year and also opportunities to teach. Please contact Elizabeth Shenkman, PhD, for more information about this position ( 352-265-7220).

Child and adolescent health assistantship: The Institute for Child Health Policy. The awardee for this assistantship will work with faculty affiliated with the Institute for Child Health Policy on research activities related to children and adolescent health. Research related to transition to adulthood is also included. Faculty research interests are provided at