"The beginning of knowledge is the discovery of something we do not understand."
Frank Herbert (1920-1986)
The College of Health Sciences and Professions is home to a unique array of research scientists and scholars, representing biological, biomedical, social, cognitive, clinical, environmental, industrial, and economic perspectives. Many of our faculty members focus their work on Athens and the region; others have research programs in Africa, Asia, Europe, and South America. Representative work includes the genetic basis of obesity, hormonal responses to physiological stress, muscle biomechanics, exercise physiology, physical rehabilitation, auditory physiology, swallowing, attention, memory, speech, and language, as well as child and family studies, community health and social needs, food and nutrition, and health administration. While diverse, these various areas of scholarship are motivated by a common goal—improving the health and well-being of individuals and communities, particularly those who are underserved. Total extramural funding for educational, clinical, and research programs in CHSP over the past five years was $15,679,301.