The Central Appalachian Regional Education and Research Center is committed to relevant, transdisciplinary team science and the continuous translation of both research-to-practice and practice-to-research. CARERC’s research portfolio reflects our investigators’ collective years of success in:

  1. Engaging stakeholders in collaborative, “catalyst” type projects aimed at understanding and addressing persistent and/or emerging safety and health problems in the workplace

  2. Fostering the professional development and research skills of new investigators and junior faculty; (3) and testing innovative approaches that can be further used and evaluated in larger studies aimed at reducing or eliminating work-related injuries and deaths.

The CARERC pilot studies program aims to support between two and four worthy projects each year, depending on availability of funds, and focuses on regional and National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA) priorities.