The Center is supportive of numerous undergraduate research projects related to key issues that have an impact on human health today. Typically, students become involved in independent research that grows out of projects that were initiated in courses taken in either the Human Health curriculum or in other Emory College courses.  

For example, Sandy Zhang is a current undergraduate who is active in the Laboratory for Human Health under the supervision of Dr. Cassandra Quave. Her initial research was conducted during the summer of 2012 through SURE (Summer Undergraduate Research Program at Emory), which led to a project entitled “A Comparison of Traditional Food and Health Strategies among Taiwanese and Chinese Immigrants in Atlanta”, which examined traditional knowledge and practices related to food and health. Sandy continues to work in the lab and has expanded this project for her Senior Honors Thesis.

Graduate Research

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Graduate research at the Center spans multiple topical areas, including skeletal and placental biology.

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human health

A wide range of courses are offered through the Center on topics related to Human Health, including nutrition, ethnobotany, and health and humanities.

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