Research and Community Impact

Our faculty members are involved in a variety of research activities that is not only groundbreaking but also significantly impacts the Muncie community and treatment at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital.

Most recently, we have had faculty make professional presentations, including a 2011 presentation of research that focused on improving self-reported efficacy for using professional teacher standards in health education and promoting healthy behaviors through social skill development in elementary schools.

Our faculty have also published textbooks, including the 2012 An Introduction to Community Health, 7th edition, by J.F. McKenzie, R.R. Pinger, and J.E. Kotecki, and numerous articles in professional journals.

Much of this is made possible through our research facilities. Graduate students, and sometimes undergraduates, have the opportunity to assist faculty, using the:

• Micro-Imaging Laboratory
• Gastrointestinal Neurophysiology/Neuroimmunology Research Laboratory
• Renal and Metabolic Research Laboratory