Semel HCI Research
ResearchWell provides technical assistance and funding to student groups who implemented projects aimed to improve the health of the campus community. These student groups used the information they acquired from ResearchWell’s workshops to evaluate their programs, projects, and events and to create posters on their projects, which were presented at HCI’s Annual Celebration.
- In the 2019-2020 academic year, HCI funded 26 student group projects, which can be viewed here.
- In the 2018-2019 academic year, HCI funded 20 student group projects, which can be viewed here.
- In the 2017-2018 academic year, HCI funded 27 student group projects, which can be viewed here.
- In the 2016-2017 academic year, HCI funded 27 student group projects, which can be viewed here.
- In the 2015-2016 academic year, HCI funded 25 student group projects, which can be viewed here.
- In the 2014-2015 academic year, HCI funded 25 student group projects, which can be viewed here.
The Semel Healthy Campus Initiative Center supports students and faculty conducting research that aligns with our mission. Check out some of the articles that have been published by Semel HCI students and faculty.
- Get up, stand up, stand up for your health! Faculty and student perspectives on addressing prolonged sitting in university settings by Burton O. Cowgill, Vanessa Perez, Ellen Gerdes, Anusha Sadda, Courtnie Ly, Wendelin Slusser, and Angelia Leung.
- Promoting an interdisciplinary food literacy framework to cultivate critical citizenship by Amy Rowat, Michael Soh, Hannah Malan, Leeane Jensen, Laura Schmidt, and Wendelin Slusser.
- Healthier vending machines in a university setting: Effective and financially sustainable by Joseph Viana, Stephanie A. Leonard, Bob Kitay, Daryl Ansel, Peter Angelis, and Wendelin Slusser.
College students identify university support for basic needs and life skills as key ingredient in addressing food insecurity on campus by Hannah Malan, Tyler Watson, Deborah Glik, and Suzanna M. Martinez.
- Mindful Music: The Effects of Live Music on Stress at UCLA by Sean Dreyer, Dalida Arakelian, and Robert Bilder.
Every year, HCI is proud to announce UCLA students who are awarded the UC Global Food Initiative (GFI) Fellowship. Under the fellowship, students who are passionate about food or food issues are provided with funding to complete self-initiated research, projects, or internships. They conclude their annual fellowship with posters documenting the work they have done throughout the year.
- From 2019 – 2020, UCLA had 6 GFI Fellows. You can check out their research posters here.
Check out some of the presentations and posters that Semel HCI has created.
- UCLA Campus-Based Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) Evaluation Study by Marquell Craddock (winner of a 2017 jane b semel HCI Appreciation and Recognition Award)
- A Collective Impact Framework in College Health and Wellness: The UCLA Healthy Campus Initiative by Tyler Watson and Hannah Malan (winners of the Best Student Poster Award at the 2016 American Public Health Association Conference)
- Developing a Logic Model to Assess UCLA’s Healthy Campus Initiative by Anusha Sadda, Burton Cowgill, PhD, Michael Ong, MD, PhD, Kristen McKinney PhD, and Wendelin Slusser, MD, MS, FAAP. (to be presented at the 2018 American Public Health Association Conference)
ResearchWell is currently partnering with other Semel HCI pods to conduct research in conjunction with some of our campus initiatives. See below for a few examples.