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Kelli Agrawal, MPH, TTS
Research Project Specialist

Student Researchers


The Student Health Epidemiologic Analysis and Research (SHEAR) group is a student-led research group motivated to improve student health through the design and conduct of epidemiologic studies investigating trends in diagnoses and healthcare service utilization among students at the University of Florida.

SHEAR is composed of graduate PhD, MS, and MPH students, with faculty mentors in the Departments of Epidemiology, Health Outcomes and Biomedical Informatics, and at the Student Health Care Center (SHCC).

SHEAR meetings occur monthly during the fall and spring semesters and are open to all interested students (including undergraduates), faculty or staff at the University of Florida.

For more information, please contact Shannan Rich, MS.

School/Class Projects

Students can partner with the SHCC for semester, capstone, thesis, and dissertation projects.

Undergraduate students cannot be listed as Principal Investigator.

Volunteers/Independent Research

Opportunities open to both undergraduate and graduate students. We are now accepting online applications.

Example of volunteer opportunities:

  • Recruitment for studies (outreach, communications, and design)
  • Data entry
  • Data analysis (quantitative and qualitative)
  • Logistical support (Qualtrics and REDCap)
  • Developing content and graphics for SHCC Research Newsletter
  • Funding searches and grant development

Career Opportunities

For information regarding employment opportunities with SHCC, check out Careers at UF.


Internships are available with the SHCC Research Office for graduate students who are interested in collegiate health research. To learn more, contact the internship preceptor or apply online.