CHSE Research


Innovative research that improves the quality of life across the lifespan.

Our research, whether it's educating the next generation, counseling a family, addressing aging, or affecting organizational change, impacts lives. We seek to geaux change lives every day.

Our faculty represent a wide range of academic and subject-matter experts. Our faculty research carries a dual benefit. It creates a foundation for major advances in  solving the critical problems that face, nation, world. And it helps educate students to be the next scientific leaders and innovators.


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LSU Kinesiology Professor Senlin Chen, PhD, and his team are developing a novel obesity prevention program to use in Louisiana schools, combining such tactics as virtual pets and coaches with the best science to encourage healthy behaviors.

Cultural heritage institutions, including galleries, libraries, archives and museums, or GLAMs, are being impacted by climate change. About 56 percent of these institutions reported increased damage to collections due to water or moisture between 2017-2019. Of that damage, about 10 percent was the result of natural disasters. As storm season ramps up in the south, LSU researchers reached a significant milestone in a research project aimed at assisting our nation's historical/natural/scientific/cultural collections remain safe and intact.

LSU Office of Research & Economic Development, or ORED, honors the exceptional research and scholarship of two LSU faculty as Distinguished Research Masters each year. In addition, the LSU Alumni Association and the LSU Pinkie Gordon Lane Graduate School sponsor the Distinguished Dissertation Awards presented to two doctoral students whose research and writing demonstrate superior scholarship.

Six LSU faculty members have been selected to receive Rainmaker awards this year by the LSU Office of Research & Economic Development, or ORED. These faculty members show outstanding research, scholarship and creative activity for their respective ranks and disciplines.

LSU’s Edward Benoit, III, is working to make sure stories about the American war experience do not go untold.

The Provost's Fund for Innovation in Research makes a bold $1.1M investment in big, emerging ideas.

BATON ROUGE - Many autistic children experience motor difficulties that are critical for eating, dressing, schoolwork, and physical activity. Nick Fears, PhD, and the Human Development and Daily Life Lab in the LSU School of Kinesiology were awarded $50,000 from the Healthy Weight Research Network (funded by HRSA/Maternal and Child Health Bureau) housed at the UMass Chan Medical School to adapt an app for parents and caregivers to use with their autistic preschoolers to improve their motor skills and increase their physical activity. The goal is to improve autistic preschool children's motor skills to improve their health and enable them to participate in more activities in their homes, school, and communities.

In its third year of working with the Louisiana Attendance Alliance and Louisiana Department of Education (LDOE,) LSU’s Social Research and Evaluation Center (SREC) has been invited to participate in a presentation at the White House on May 15.

The LSU School of Kinesiology is "geauxing the distance" to pursue LSU's Scholarship First Agenda and ensure the outstanding success of its students, faculty, and staff members.



The constant pursuit of discovery at LSU.

Central Hub for Research at LSU

The LSU Office of Research and Economic Development is a centralized administrative unit facilitating the scholarly and research enterprise of the university faculty. ORED also enhances the undergraduate and graduate student learning experience through research. 

Undergraduate Research Opportunities

The College of Human Sciences & Education encourages undergraduate student research efforts through the LSU Discover Undergraduate Research Program. We support student participation with faculty mentors, resources, and funding. Explore the LSU Discover Program to learn about becoming a researcher at LSU.