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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

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

Upcoming Seminars and Presentations

  • There are no upcoming seminars or presentations scheduled at this time.

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)

Crystal Botkin, PhD, MPH, CNMT, PET and
Sarah Frye, MBA, CCRP, CNMT, PET, NCT:
 Botkin and Frye are Nuclear Medicine Technology faculty members that were part of a research team (also including S. Hatami, A. McMunn, R. Muzaffar and M. Osman) that took second place in the Technologist Section of the 2019 Society of Nucelar Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) Annual Meeting Research Competition for their presentation titled: Added Value of Digital Over Analog PET: A Technologist's Perspective.

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

 Health Sciences student Julia Griffin earned second place in the Behavioral and Social Sciences division of the university's annual Sigma Xi Research Symposium for her research presentation titled: Cost, Quality and Access of Healthcare in Piura, Peru. A double-major in Spanish, Griffin relied heavily on her knowledge of the Spanish language lived in a rural town in Peru and worked on this project for six months before returning to the United States. Read the full story about how Griffin put together an award-winning research project in a different country, speaking a different language.

Julia Griffin Presenting

Health Sciences student Julia Griffin presenting her research project Cost, Quality and Access of Healthcare in Piura, Peru at the SLU Sigma Xi Research Symposium.