Research Projects

College of Human Sciences Focus Areas

Development of individuals and families

  • Behavior of individuals and families throughout the lifespan
  • Impact of public policies on individuals and families
  • Education
  • Curriculum and instructional technology
  • Effectiveness and impact of higher education
  • How schools and society impact each other
  • Science and mathematics education
  • Special education
  • Creative thinking development
  • Dress history and museum best practices

Foods and wellness

  • Food security and safety
  • Impact of specific foods on physical health
  • Health promotion and physical activity
  • Analysis and control of movement
  • Exercise physiology

Economic development

  • Adding value to Iowa’s products
  • Product design, development and marketing
  • Contact Information

    Carla Peterson
    Associate Dean of Research Education
    515 294-7804

    Sarah Carlson
    Grant Coordinator
    515 294-0211