Recruitment Center

A top reason for health research study termination is failure to recruit participants.

The CTSI Recruitment Center optimizes recruitment and retention of study participants through consultations and services. You can contact us for a no-cost consultation at any point in your study, even before submitting for IRB approval. Our services include, but are not limited to, assistance with:

  • drafting a recruitment plan
  • creating materials such as advertisements and phone scripts
  • accessing participants
  • recruiting through social media

             Request a Consultation               Access Recruitment Resources

Are you a community member looking to participate in research? Find a study, volunteer for a program, and learn more.

HealthStreet • Consent2Share • StudyConnect • ResearchMatch

Trial Innovation Network

The CTSI Recruitment Center will serve as UF’s liaison to the national CTSA Trial Innovation Network Recruitment Innovation Centers and will contribute to the science of recruitment with an emphasis on participation of special populations, the use of innovative methods to disseminate messages about research and its findings, and the engagement of communities in methods to recruit and retain participants into health research that is relevant to them.

Meet the Team

Linda B. Cottler

Janice Krieger, co-director

Janice Krieger








Linda B. Cottler, PhD, MPH, Co-Director of CTSI Recruitment Center, Founder and Director of HealthStreet, and Dean’s Professor and Chair, Department of Epidemiology

Janice Krieger, PhD, Co-Director of CTSI Recruitment Center and Director of STEM Translational Communication Center, UF College of Journalism and Communications

Teresa d’Angelo, RN, BSN, CCRC, CTSI Director of Research Services

Elizabeth “Biz” Flood-Grady, PhD, Postdoctoral Associate

Lauren Light, Recruitment Coordinator


Questions? Contact Recruitment Coordinator Lauren Light, 352-273-5517.