Research & Academic Partnerships

Staff members from the Skorton Center for Health Initiatives participate in a number of research and academic partnerships.


Skorton Center research focuses on a broad range of important issues in the field of college health. Staff members administer surveys on priority topic areas including:

  • high-risk alcohol consumption and other drug use
  • mental health and well-being
  • sexual violence
  • hazing

Skorton Center staff members contribute to research initiatives by ...

Academic Partnerships

The Skorton Center for Health Initiatives partners with Cornell faculty in the following ways:

  • Delivering guest lectures in academic classes:
    • FGSS 3320: Gender and Psychopathology
    • HADM 4300: Introduction to Wines
    • ILROB 3730: Culture, Leadership, and Change
    • NS 2060: Preparation for Engaged Learning in Global & Public Health Sciences
  • Facilitating health workshops for students and Teaching Assistants:
  • Supporting academic class projects to serve the Cornell community, including partnering with:
    • Dr. Mardelle Shepley and her class DEA 5304: Design Accountability to evaluate the new health center building
    • Dr. Jeff Niederdeppe and his class COMM 3760: Planning Communication Campaigns to help students develop health campaign materials
  • Collaborating on campus-wide initiatives including Cornell Nature Rx
  • Providing specific academic departments with student internship/ field placement opportunities at Cornell Health (e.g., Public Health Fellows & Interns)