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Bylund named editor-in-chief of new online journal

HOBI professor Carma Bylund, Ph.D., has been named editor-in-chief of PEC Innovation, a new online journal published by Elsevier covering the fields of health promotion, health education and health communication.

Graduate spotlight

In August, Guanming Chen graduated with her Ph.D. in medical sciences with a concentration in health outcomes.

Talking to the vaccine-hesitant: Tips for providers

As COVID-19 cases rise nationwide, what’s the best way for doctors and other health care providers to talk with vaccine-hesitant patients? UF Health researchers say the answer is C-LEAR:  Counsel, Listen, Empathize, Answer and Recommend. Beginning and ending the conversation with a strong recommendation is important, say Carma…

Dr. Carma Bylund joins HOBI faculty

HOBI welcomes Carma Bylund, Ph.D., FACH, to the department. Dr. Bylund joins HOBI as a professor in the Division of Health Outcomes and Implementation Science (HOIS), where she will teach, continue her research in healthcare communications and mentor several graduate research assistants. Dr. Bylund is also a member…

HOBI BMI faculty scale up research on rare diseases with the help of big data

Researchers at University of Florida Health and the OneFlorida+ Clinical Research Network are using big data analytics to scale up research and boost care and treatment options for people affected by three potentially debilitating rare diseases. Study teams at UF Health will conduct comparative effectiveness research…

HOBI grad student discusses the value of summer internships in industry

Boya Lin, a Ph.D. student at HOBI, is working as an intern this summer with the Experiential Internship Program at AbbVie, a research-based global biopharmaceutical company headquartered in Chicago. During the internship, Lin will work remotely with AbbVie’s Department of Health Economics and Outcome Research.