Five Students Present at UCF's 2016 Research Forum
Top 25% - Ranking among doctoral programs in "Public Policy, Public Affairs and Public Administration" according to the National Research Council
72 - Number of students enrolled in the program in Fall 2016
12 - Number of program graduates in 2015-16
Students Present at UCF's Graduate Research Forum
Wednesday, April 06, 2016
The Doctoral Program in Public Affairs was well represented at
2016 Graduate Research Forum held April 5 in the Pegasus
Ballroom. Pictured below are students from the program who
presented research posters.
Amanda Raffenaud (left) and Tina
Yeung Utilizing Telemedicine in Oncology Settings: Patient Favorability Rates and Perceptions of Use
Matt Bagwell Emergency Room Utilization Disparities Among Older Adults
Treated by Rural Health Clinics
Vierne Placide (right) Examining Beliefs (Religious and Self Academic Perception) as
Protective Factors in Adolescent Prescription Drug Abuse
Shabu Varghese (left) with Associate Professor
Olga Molina Determinants of Health-Related Quality of Life of Patients with
End-Stage Renal Disease
Amanda Terry Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Policies and Youth Tobacco Use
in Florida Public Schools
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If we can change the system and bring people together to have the right kind of conversations, then we can really make a long-term change in people's lives -- and that is the goal.
— Nancy Ellis,
Director, Center for Community Partnerships, UCF; Ph.D., public affairs, '07
I am especially proud to be a graduate of the program. The outstanding faculty and multidisciplinary curriculum have provided me with the unique opportunity to enjoy the kind of academic career I always envisioned.
— Joe Saviak,
Assistant Director and Associate Professor, Public Administration Program, Flagler College; Ph.D., public affairs, '07
Our goals are to offer students a venue for exploring interdisciplinary approaches to policy issues, building various skills for the professional work environment and creating comradery among PAF students.
— Lauren O'Bryne,
Doctoral Student and Secretary, Doctoral Program in Public Affairs Student Organization
I like the interactions that I have with my professors as advisors in developing my dissertation because they are critical, yet encouraging at the same time.
— Matt Bagwell,
Doctoral Student and Graduate Research Assistant, Rural Health Research Group