Our faculty are at the forefront of high-impact scientific discoveries, engaged in research locally and across the globe.

Transdisciplinary research, education and clinical practice are integral to our work.

Focus areas

  • 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.

Grant services

The Grants and Research Office (GRO) provides streamlined grant services for faculty in the pre-award and post-award phases. View our MBox resources to learn more. 


February NewsletterRead our monthly newsletter last updated February 2021. The purpose of this newsletter is to be a vehicle to communicate what you need to know if you participate in research in any way in our UMSN community.

    Centers and initiatives

    Sexual and Health Disparities

    The Center for Sexual and Health Disparities conducts research on sexuality, gender, and sexual health, focusing on individual, community, and structural risk factors for poor sexual health and HIV/STIs.

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

    The DASH Center focuses on addressing clinical, educational, and research issues related to substance use.


    CASCAID (Complex ACEs, Complex Aid) is a study group formed to redress the adverse impacts of trauma by studying and creating interventions.

    Center for Improving Patient and Population Health (CIPPH)

    CIPPH brings together diverse healthcare fields in team-based approaches to aid patients and vulnerable populations.

    Fogarty International Training Program

    The Fogarty International Training Program for Strengthening Non-Communicable Disease Research and Training Capacity allows UMSN to host trainees from Thailand for postdoctoral research.

    Pivot Hub

    The Pivot Hub is dedicated to revolutionizing how we think about preventing healthcare-associated harm through training, collaboration with healthcare systems, and research.

    Research resources

    Statistical Online Computational Resource (SOCR)

    SOCR develops, validates and shares Big Data modeling techniques, statistical analysis methods, and computational tools.

    Applied Biostatistics Laboratory

    ABL is a team of statisticians who apply their knowledge and training to your biomedical research.

    Health Analytic Collaboratory (HAC)

    HAC is an incubator for collaboration and digital scholarship that emphasizes team-based transdisciplinary data science and advanced health analytics.