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Purpose-Driven Research

At the College of Community Innovation and Education, we believe in performing research with a purpose — to advance groundbreaking ideas that result in social impact. Through our innovative, interdisciplinary research teams, partnerships with private and public organizations and community engagement, we work together to develop solutions to complex social issues that affect our local, national and global communities.

The College of Community Innovation and Education Office of Research provides a safe, diverse and inclusive space for UCF faculty members to brainstorm disruptive ideas capable of challenging the status quo of the academic enterprise, advancing scholarship within our diverse disciplines and directly impacting our community.

#5
Research Funding at the University of Central Florida
$14 M
in Research Funding Awarded
488
Faculty Publications
Refereed Journal Articles
3
Pegasus Professors
4
Endowed Professorships

Announcements

The American Academy of Health Behavior unanimously voted Samuel Towne, assistant professor of health management and informatics, as a new fellow due to his academic record of publications, grants and presentations.

Original research by Barbara Andraka-Christou, assistant professor of health management and informatics, was cited by the US Government Accountability Office in a January 2020 report to the US Congress.

Sejal Barden, associate professor of counselor education and executive director of UCF Marriage and Family Research Institute, as well as Dalena Taylor, associate professor of counselor education and senior implementation director of the institute, recently received their notice of award ($1,925,524) for Project Harmony (Year 5) from the Department of Health and Human Services/Office of Family Assistance. Project Harmony offers relationship education and skills related to success in the workplace. Participants in this program learn effective communication strategies, gain tools to cope with stressful situations, learn to listen and be heard, and improve conflict management skills to positively impact their careers and relationships.

Roger Azevedo, professor of learning sciences and educational research as well as the co-cluster lead for the UCF learning sciences cluster, was interviewed by WFTV ABC about his research on intelligent tutoring systems and artificial intelligence to improve student learning.

The Orlando Sentinel highlighted Megan Nickels, assistant professor of mathematics education, as one of the 10 people who make Orlando a better place to live.

In the News

Stigma of Opioid Addiction Medications Prevents Treatment

Stigma of Opioid Addiction Medications Prevents Treatment

HMI assistant professor’s research explores barriers to opioid addiction treatment from multiple fields of study and perspectives. ...
Potter to Lead UCF’s Center for the Study of Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery

Potter to Lead UCF’s Center for the Study of Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery

The sociology professor also has a background working with Florida’s justice system and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. ...
UCF Receives $3.4 Million Grant to Develop Easily Accessible Program to Help Homeowners Evaluate Property Risks

UCF Receives $3.4 Million Grant to Develop Easily Accessible Program to Help Homeowners Evaluate Property Risks

The idea isn’t to limit where people should live based on potential risk, rather to give renters and buyers a ...

Events

18' LED Talk Series: Leading Edifying Dialogues This is a series of 18-minute "Ted Talks" that provide faculty the opportunity to learn about other interesting fields of research at UCF, network with colleagues on campus, and discover potential interdisciplinary collaborations for…
18' LED Talk Series: Leading Edifying Dialogues This is a series of 18-minute "Ted Talks" that provide faculty the opportunity to learn about other interesting fields of research at UCF, network with colleagues on campus, and discover potential interdisciplinary collaborations for…
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