Associate Professor of Health Science Education
College of Health and Human Performance
Robert M. Weiler combines his interests in school health programs, information technology and survey research to devise instruments for gathering health-related information and delivering instructional material to teachers and students.
For example, Weiler was a co-investigator on the first study that confirmed the feasibility of collecting health risk behavior data using an Internet-delivered survey. He has also explored Florida’s school violence programs and the role of school health instruction in the prevention of violence.
With support from the Centers for Disease Control, Weiler has served as the principal evaluator for the Florida Coordinated School Health Programs Pilot Schools Project, which is testing curricula designed to increase students’ health knowledge; support healthy decision-making and behavior; improve access to nutritious food, physical activity and mental health services; and assure a healthy school environment.
Weiler is also developing a Web-delivered health course that is expected to serve school personnel in Florida and other states.
Weiler, who was the Department of Health Science Education’s researcher of the year in 2000 and 2001, has authored or co-authored more than 30 refereed articles since coming to UF in 1993 and garnered more than $850,000 in funding.