Professor
Department of Epidemiology
College of Public Health and Health Professions
lbcottler@ufl.edu
Reseach Interest
  • Development of culturally reliable and valid measures for identifying substance use, abuse and dependence, along with mental illness and their risk factors.
  • Innovative methods for conducting national surveys of high-risk behaviors among youth.
  • Community engagement models to identify cohorts for longitudinal assessment of health needs, concerns and reduce health disparities.
Area of Research
Community and Economic Development, Cross-Disciplinary Methodologies, Cultural and Social Factors
Region of Practice
Africa, Caribbean
Afghanistan