Falk College Research Center

The Research Center helps foster a vibrant research community within the College and facilitates collaborative scholarly research inclusive of undergraduate and graduate students.

Falk College faculty members engage in a wide variety of research activities that improve the health and wellbeing of individuals, families, and the community, locally, nationally, and globally. Their fields of expertise include exercise science, food studies, human development and family science, marriage and family therapy, nutrition, public health, social work, sport analytics and sport management.

Funds from federal and state grants/contracts, foundations, the University, and Falk College support faculty research projects. Faculty members collaborate across all schools and colleges and contribute to research institutes, centers and working groups. While the College is diverse in its disciplinary fields and areas of research interest among its faculty, all are committed to studying change and potential for change across a broad array of human needs, aspirations, and institutions; that is, to the study of human dynamics in its widest sense.

The Research Center assists in:

  • identifying funding sponsors and collaborators
  • internal and external proposal development (including strategy, narrative review, and budgeting) and post award support
  • navigating the University sponsored-project system

In collaboration with academic departments and centers or institutes, we sponsor activities including seminars and colloquia highlighting innovative faculty research. Annually, Falk College awards small seed grants for tenure-track assistant professors to support the development of junior faculty’s research programs.

Falk faculty are encouraged to access the Research Center Faculty manual via SU Answers.

Recent Faculty Funded Research

Coast to Cow to Consumer

Optimizing agricultural productivity to sustainably meet rising global food demands requires innovative agricultural methods. Up to 12% of dietary gross energy may be lost through enteric methane (CH4) production, limiting cattle performance. . .

Feeding Seaweed to Advance the Sustainability of Organic Dairy and Aquaculture Systems

Organic dairy is faced with oversupply and fluctuating prices that threaten long-term financial viability. Identifying and adopting management strategies that improve production efficiency are critical to the industry.

Root Causes of Bias-based Harassment in Schools: Risk and Protective Factors across Multiple Levels of the Social Ecology

Hate directed at youth with marginalized identities has increased in recent years, and there is a dearth of research that focuses on social-ecological factors associated with bias-based victimization and perpetration. . .

ELC Wastewater Surveillance

The New York State Department of Health has contracted Syracuse University to scale a wastewater surveillance network for SARS-CoV-2 and other public health threats. . .

NYS Wastewater Surveillance Network

New York State Wastewater Surveillance Network – Phase 2. The New York State Department of Health has contracted Syracuse University to build the data and technical infrastructure for a statewide wastewater surveillance network. . .

Intergenerational Solidarity with Digital Communication among Korean Adult Children and Older Parents

Using a dyad-centered approach, the proposed research aims to (1) uncover dyadic profiles of intergenerational solidarity with digital communication in Korean older parent-adult child pairs; and (2) examine how these dyadic profiles are associated with mental health within generational pairs….

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