Completed Projects

The following list contains research projects completed by Center Directors and Associates

Health and Nutrition

Dehydration in older adults

Evaluation of a chronic disease management program

Mental health and stigma

Town-wide mental health assessment

Nutrition scan of public schools in Metrowest

Study of food and housing insecurity at a university

Nutrition and cognition during weight loss

Diabetes management

Osteoporosis and treatment

Substance use disorder

Leadership Development program in healthcare


Nutritional supplements, mild cognitive impairment/early/mid/late dementia

Assessment of needs of senior citizens

Council on Aging intergenerational programming

Council on Aging program assessments

Evaluation of an adult day-care program

Adult Day Health Care

Music and its effect on agitation in dementia

Palliative and end-of-life care

Education - K-12

Academic stress and high school students (in a public school and in a private school)

Assessment of student and teacher perceptions of block learning

Evaluation of STEM programs and courses in a public school system

Improving elementary school math teaching and learning and its relationship to STEM programs

Levels and types of prejudice among fifth graders

Needs assessment of middle school girls in Metrowest

Relationship between time and learning in a public high school

Relationship between sleep and academic performance among high school students

Higher Education

Analysis of Beginning College Survey of Student Engagement data for a university

Analysis of National Survey of Student Engagement data for a university

College student retention

Experiences of first-year college students

First-year Foundations program evaluation

Foundations of Excellence program analysis

Gender and Project-Based Learning in Undergraduate Engineering Education

Mental health and first-year college students

Persistence of part-time Master’s degree candidates

Evaluation of online professional development programs

Educational programs and programming

Massachusetts Library Systems (on Cultural Humility in Libraries, Workplace Incivility and Bullying in the Libraries)


Association of College and Research Libraries

Spectrum Mentoring Program of American Library Association

University of MA Libraries, Amherst Campus

Leadership development interview for the Council on East-Asian Studies Librarians

Leadership development in mentoring partnerships

Cultural humility and competency in libraries

Community Assessments

Assessment of communication channels and needs in a community

Asian-Americans and community integration

Community housing needs

Community needs assessments

COPS and 311 service implementation

Town-wide surveys

Issues of cultural diversity

Employee assessment of pre- and post-COVID workplace issues

United Way of Metrowest and Assabet Valley

Data Analysis

Vision Project [College Access, Affordability and Completion in Massachusetts] data analysis

Integrative review methodology

Secondary analysis of Medicare data

Nursing research and military professional nursing practice