Research Initiatives

Johnson C. Smith University has a rich foundation of past and current research in health and wellness related to minority disparities, elderly care and community awareness/outreach. The University is committed to serving the African-American community, and the increasingly diverse populations of Hispanic, Asian and Caucasian students.

Johnson C. Smith University is currently providing student, faculty and staff research opportunities through working community collaborations and innovation partnerships to advance research education within the Charlotte region, as well as local, state and federal governments. OrthoCarolina’s partnership and the contribution of funding and expertise with the HealthPlex will serve as a catalyst to propel the research collaboration forward in excellence.

Applied Health, Human Performance and Sport Research


Current Research

The Evaluation of Health Coaching Intervention Within a HBCU

A Perspective View of Health and Wellness - A Community Forum Approach

Study of Cardiorespiratory Response and Exercise Modality Treadmill vs. the Krankcycle in Adults

The Relationship of Gender, Age, and Socioeconomic Status in Wellness Program Adherence

Seed-to-Feed: A Youth Sustainability Food Program


A Multidimensional Study of Wellness on the Student Population at Johnson C. Smith University

A Multidimensional Study of Wellness within a University Setting

The Effects of Kinesio Taping on Overuse Injuries of the Lower Extremities in Collegiate Athletes