Research News


FSU Research Team Awarded $3.1M NIH Grant to Address Racial Inequities in Health Care
Tuesday, October 05, 2021

A team of Florida State University researchers has received a National Institutes of Health Director’s Transformative Research Award worth $3.1 million to investigate racial inequities in the nation’s health-care system. 

The award is the first of its kind to be administered by the National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities, part of the NIH. 

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Study Examines Incel Terrorist with an Eye on Violence Prevention
Monday, October 04, 2021

A study recently published in the Journal of Threat Assessment and Management, a publication from the American Psychological Association, examined the case of the sole perpetrator of Incel-related violence that took place in a Tallahassee, Florida yoga studio in 2018. The perpetrator opened fire on a Tallahassee yoga studio on November 2, 2018, injuring several and fatally wounding FSU student Maura Binkley and FSU faculty member Nancy Van Vessem.

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Study Explores How COVID-19 Influenced Decisions of Resource-Limited Mothers
Tuesday, September 28, 2021

The unprecedented nature of the COVID-19 pandemic has left many families feeling vulnerable. A new Florida State University study suggests single mothers have been put in a particularly tough spot when choosing childcare or schooling.

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FSU Symposium to Explore Substance Use Disorder Curriculum and Community Behavioral Health in Florida
Friday, September 10, 2021

A group of Florida State University researchers is bringing together experts from around the country for a one-day symposium focused on substance use disorder.

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FSU Institute for Justice Research and Development Trains Researchers and Practitioners Nationwide to Advance Data-Driven Criminal Justice Reform
Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Twenty-one practitioners and researchers across 15 states met for a weeklong workshop to explore effective approaches to criminal justice research and data-driven reform.

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Florida State Leading Effort to Provide Effective Treatment for Substance Use and Mental Health Problems
Monday, July 12, 2021

The Florida State University College of Medicine and College of Social Work, with support from Tallahassee business leader and philanthropist Rick Kearney, are developing plans to tackle widespread mental health and substance use issues across the Big Bend.

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FSU’s Institute for Justice Research and Development Uses Science to Transform Justice System
Thursday, July 08, 2021

The numbers are the problem for Associate Professor of Social Work Carrie Pettus at Florida State University.

More than 12,000 people are released from state and federal prisons each week, and 77% of formerly incarcerated individuals return to prison within five years.

“If you can imagine going to a doctor and they say here’s this medical intervention that works 23 percent of the time, would we continue to use that intervention? No,” Pettus said.

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FSU Researchers: Family Ties Play Important Role in Mental Health of Asian Americans
Tuesday, July 06, 2021

Family cohesion and regular religious attendance play a critical role in positive mental health outcomes for Asian Americans, according to new research from Florida State University.

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