A top reason for health research study termination is failure to recruit participants.
The CTSI Recruitment Center was created to optimize recruitment and retention of study participants through consultations and services that help UF research teams address their study recruitment needs. 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
Are you a community member looking to participate in research? Find a study, volunteer for a program, and learn more.
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, 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.