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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


CASCAID (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.



School of Nursing Center for Sexuality and Health Disparities

Center for Sexual and Health Disparities (CSHD)

The Center for Sexual and Health Disparities, directed by Dr. Rob Stephenson, conducts research on all aspects of 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.

School of Nursing Strengthening NCD Research Capacity in ThailandFogarty International Training Program

The 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.

School of Nursing Statistics Online Computational ResourceStatistical Online Computational Resource (SOCR)

The 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.

Bridging Climate Change and Health

Bridging Climate Change and Health seminar series is establishing a multidisciplinary collaborative research agenda addressing the health impacts of climate change. This project is funded through UMSN's Dean's Centennial Seminar Series.

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 Analytics Center (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. 


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.