Center for Transdisciplinary Research

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Center for Transdisciplinary Research
USF College of Public Health
13201 Bruce B. Downs Blvd
Tampa, FL 33612


Current Projects

  1. Crisis response literacy: This project is aimed to better understand college students’ knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors in response to crisis situations.
  2. MWell4Success: This project is aimed at improving mental health literacy among college students to create an environment that values mental wellbeing and enhances student success.
  3. Wellness coaches: This project is the implementation and evaluation of an integrated approach to wellness coaching to improve student wellbeing and academic success.
  4. TAO social marketing campaign: The campaign encourages male students to seek help for any mental health concerns.
  5. StudentLife application project: This grant-funded project seeks to build upon USF’s existing predictive analytics for college retention by including health and wellness variables gathered from matriculating students to build more powerful predictive models, thus increasing USF student success. (PI: DeBate)
  6. National College Health Assessment: This project analyzes data collected as part of the American College Health Association’s National College Health Assessment.
  7. Wake Forest University Well-being Assessment: This project analyzes data collected as part of Wake Forest University’s National Well-being Assessment.

Past Projects 

  1. Depression and oral contraceptive use: This project examines the association between depression and oral contraceptive use among college students.
  2. Feed-A-Bull Food Pantry: This project examines the prevalence of food insecurity and diet quality on student health and academic performance.
  3. Tobacco policy implementation: The project outlines the process to implement a tobacco- and smoke-free campus policy and documents steps to improve implementation and enforcement.
  4. Vincent House Wellness Initiative: This project evaluates the effectiveness of the wellness initiative at Vincent House, a non-profit devoted to assisting individuals recovering from mental illness and other disabilities.