Research


Our faculty are involved in a wide range of ongoing studies, including:

  • Cohort Studies: observational studies of a group of people over an extended period of time in order to study life histories and exposure-disease associations. For information on our cohort studies see Current Research Studies.
  • Randomized Controlled Trials: a study in which individuals are randomized to treatment and control groups in order to study the safety and efficacy or effectiveness of a specific treatment or intervention. For information on our trials see Current Research Studies. For information on our facilities and staffing, see our Clinical Trials page. If you are interested in enrolling in one of our studies, visit our Volunteer page.
  • Quasi-Experimental Studies: In some real-world situations, randomization is not feasible or ethical (e.g. policy change). In these cases, researchers can still compare study subjects to a control group or to a baseline period (pre-post). For information on our quasi-experimental studies see Current Research Studies.
  • Program Evaluation Studies: a systemic review of a program to examine, for example, need for the program, design and logic, cost and efficiency, outcome and impact, and performance problems and opportunities. For information on our program evaluation studies see Current Research Studies.

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Teresa M. Waters, Ph.D., Chair

Department of
Preventive Medicine
66 N. Pauline Street, Suite 633
Memphis, TN 38163
Phone: 901-448-5900