Dr. Vetter uses large, observational data sets to query associations of circadian rhythms, sleep, light, and work hours with health and longevity. Our work aims to identify modifiable risk factors in the realm of circadian and sleep research that can be leveraged for prevention strategies in real life settings.
IPHY 3490 - Introduction to Epidemiology
Spring 2018 / Spring 2019
Examines the history and uses of epidemiology, measures of disease frequency and occurrence, association and causality, analytic epidemiology, evidence-based screening and outbreak investigations. Recommended prerequisites: IPHY 2800 and SOCY 2061 and PSYC 3101.
IPHY 3700 - Scientific Writing in Integrative Physiology
Takes a process-based approach to writing. Assignments and classroom experiences emphasize critical thinking, using scientific evidence and reasoning to construct original arguments, and applying conventions and problem-solving skills to craft successful documents. Department enforced prerequisite: IPHY 2800 or equivalent.
IPHY 5800 - Advanced Statistics and Research Methods in Integrative Physiology
Introduces advanced statistical techniques important for analyzing data rising in biomedical research, including physiology. StatistIcal reasoning will be emphasized through problem solving and applications using statistical software packages. Recommended prerequisite: IPHY 2800.
IPHY 5900 - Data Literacy in Biomedical Research
Fall 2019 / Fall 2020
Provides a platform to develop a deeper understanding of quantitative biomedical research, current trends, challenges, and limitations. The course complements graduate statistical training by introducing topics relevant to open science and data literacy, including reproducibility, data privacy challenges, and the importance of good data management. Challenges in advanced statistical data evaluation and analysis in biomedical research settings will be discussed. Recommended prerequisite: IPHY 5800.
IPHY 6840 - Research Project
Fall 2020 / Spring 2021
Involves a scholarly investigation of a selected topic using literature and/or experimental techniques. Advisor required. May be repeated up to 3 total credit hours.