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Services for investigators

The UMSN Grants and Research Office (GRO) supports our research enterprise by providing a variety of services to faculty and student investigators during the grant application process (pre-award) and in post-award management. 

Ongoing research

The University of Michigan School of Nursing (UMSN) distinguishes itself through an emphasis on building robust science. Being at the forefront of high-impact scientific discoveries, our faculty engage in research across the globe and in broad areas such as

  • Acute and chronic symptom science, including diabetes, pain management, cancer fatigue, and childbearing recovery

  • Big data, including visualization, analytics, and informatics

  • Health system and care effectiveness research. 

Transdisciplinary research, education and clinical practice are also integral to much of nursing science at UMSN. Read our 2017-2018 The State of Research at the University of Michigan School of Nursing annual newsletter

Centers, institutes and initiatives

Center for Sexual and Health Disparities (CSHD)

School of Nursing Center for Sexuality and Health Disparities

The Center for Sexual and Health Disparities, directed by Dr. Rob Stephenson, conducts research on sexuality, gender, and sexual health with a specific focus on the individual, community, and structural factors that shape the risk of poor sexual health and HIV/STIs.


Statistical Online Computational Resource (SOCR)

School of Nursing Statistics Online Computational ResourceThe Statistical Online Computational Resource, directed by Dr. Ivo Dinov, develops, validates and shares Big Data modeling techniques, statistical analysis methods, and computational tools that can be used for many health science applications.




Center for Complexity and Self-Management of Chronic Disease

The Center for Complexity and Self-Management of Chronic Disease, funded by the National Institute of Nursing Research and co-directed by Dr. Debra Barton and Dr. Ivo Dinov, provides an infrastructure to support interdisciplinary approaches to self-management of chronic disease. One of the components of the center is funding interdisciplinary pilot projects, which could lead to additional studies with a larger reach.


Health Analytic Collaboratory (HAC)

The Health Analytic Collaboratory is an open incubator for collaboration and digital scholarship that emphasizes team-based trandisciplinary data science and advanced health analytics. A core mission of HAC is to foster integration of innovative research, development, education and training, and outreach in data and health sciences. 



Center for Study of Drugs, Alcohol, Smoking and Health (DASH Center)

Center for Study for Drugs, Alcohol, Smoking and HealthThe DASH Center is inter-professional and interdisciplinary center focused on addressing clinical, educational, and research issues related to substance use. It is directed by Carol J. Boyd, Ph.D., RN, FAAN.




Center for Improving Patient and Population Health (CIPPH)

Launched in 2017 under the directorship of Christopher R. Friese Ph.D., RN, AOCN®, FAAN, the Center for Improving Patient and Population Health (CIPPH) works to address some of the most vexing problems faced by patients and vulnerable populations. 


Fogarty International Training Program

School of Nursing Strengthening NCD Research Capacity in ThailandThe Fogarty International Training Program for Strengthening Non-Communicable Disease Research and Training Capacity in Thailand builds on a long-standing collaboration between UMSN and the Thai Ministry of Public Health. UMSN hosts trainees for postdoctoral research at our school.





CASCAIDCASCAID (Complex ACEs, Complex Aid) is a study group developing an active program of research to redress the adverse impacts of trauma by studying and creating complex interventions. The project is funded through UMSN's Dean's Centennial Seminar Series.







UMSN faculty are funded from major federal agencies and mechanisms including:

  • National Institutes of Health (NIH)

  • Centers for Disease Control (CDC) including the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)

  • Department of Defense

  • Department of Justice


  • Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

  • Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) 

Additional research support comes through national and regional foundations providing a broad portfolio with significant resources to faculty and students engaged in research. In 2016, UMSN received $12.3 million in allocations for research and training.