A searchable database, UR-Linked allows aspiring undergraduate researchers, scholars, and artists to connect with faculty mentors across campus. UR-Linked includes faculty profiles as well as more specific information about their research projects and artistic endeavors.

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Kelsey Gardiner PROF, AST 0000-0002-7687-7752

    Research Description
    Interested in a variety of research topics within the public health, community health, nutrition, physical activity, and health behavior change sectors. My most recent research area has been focused on food insecurity, social determinants if health, and community health planning. I am interesting in the intersections between access to health food and health outcomes as well as the growing realm of food insecurity in higher education. Open to exploring new topics as they relate to my general research interests.

    Afflicated Department(s)

    Nursing - General  

    First-generation college graduate

Now that UR-Linked has helped you to identify a faculty member whose interests align with your interests, be sure to review the essential steps in contacting a potential faculty mentor.

The Director of Undergraduate Research, Dr. Jane Greer., can provide you with further guidance about finding and connecting with faculty mentors at UMKC.

Once you have reviewed the essential steps to prepare for connecting with a potential faculty mentor, you can use the "Contact Details" for this project to connect with the faculty member and to begin a conversation about how you might work with that him or her.