Research Centers, Programs and Areas

Our research activities enrich the delivery of health care and add substantially to nursing's knowledge base while benefiting nursing practice and the education of students. 

The College houses multiple extramurally funded research centers:

Perinatal Research and Wellness Center
Research and Interventions for Cardiovascular Health (RICH) Heart Program
Occupational and Rural Health
Bridging Research Efforts and Advocacy Toward Health Environments
Behavior Health and Wellness Environments for Living and Learning (BH WELL)

Other areas of focus:

  • Self-management of chronic illness (especially cardiopulmonary health issues/heart failure)
  • Tobacco policy
  • Injury prevention
  • Prevention of preterm birth
  • Health disparities and cancer control
  • Medication adherence
  • Family caregivers
  • Promoting health of persons with persons with persistent mental illness
  • Post-discharge nausea and vomiting
  • Adolescent health care provider communication during cancer treatment
  • Reproductive health of Hispanic women
  • Faith-based approaches to improving nutrition in Eastern Kentucky