Dear Colleagues and Students,
Faculty in the Department of Health Education and Behavior at the University of Florida (UF) are seeking doctoral students for their Ph.D. program in Health and Human Performance with Concentration in Health Behavior. The program is well suited to outstanding students who seek intensive research training and education pertaining to health psychology, public health and community-based research for whom clinical training is not a primary or immediate interest. Admission to the doctoral program comes with a graduate assistantship that provides a tuition waiver covering full-time coursework, health insurance, plus stipend.
The topic of addictions is a research strength throughout UF with international leaders in this area located throughout the university. Several faculty in the Department have research programs focused on the addictions, including Drs. Jalie Tucker, JeeWon Cheong, Robert Leeman, Richard Yi, Ali Yurasek and beginning in Spring 2018, Megan McVay. In particular, Drs. Leeman and Yurasek are actively seeking new doctoral students for Fall 2018.
Dr. Leeman’s research focus is on relationships between addictive behaviors and other difficulties with self-control. He and his collaborators contribute to understanding the etiology of addictions and in testing new interventions to ameliorate addictive behaviors. His research pertains primarily to the adolescent and young adult populations. Dr. Leeman’s group is currently conducting two NIH-funded studies to test mobile interventions to reduce alcohol use and related risky sexual behavior.
Dr. Yurasek’s primary research interests include using behavioral economic theory to identify risk factors for substance misuse and poor response to treatment as well as examining marijuana use amid the changing legal climate.
Interested students should contact Dr. Yurasek (email@example.com) or Dr. Leeman (firstname.lastname@example.org) directly to learn more about research and mentorship opportunities with their respective research groups. Students can learn more about the doctoral program on the web at http://hhp.ufl.edu/about/academics/phd/heb-phd/ or by contacting Academic Advisor Ms. Jenny Neelands by email at email@example.com or by phone at 352-294-1803 or Dr. Virginia Dodd, Associate Professor and Acting Graduate Coordinator by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications will begin on November 1st but submission after that date is possible.
Thank you for your consideration.
Robert F. Leeman, Ph.D.
Department of Health Education and Behavior
University of Florida
Florida Gymnasium, Room 14
PO Box 118210
Gainesville, FL 32611
Phone: (352) 294-1808
Fax: (352) 392-1909