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Research is the complement to your classroom experience at ASU. At ASU’s Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation, undergraduates and graduates alike are able to work with faculty on great challenges ranging in health and health care.

Listed below are active research projects being conducted by our renowned faculty. Students interested in participating with a research project should contact the principle investigator. 

Couple Communication in Cancer: A Multi-Method Examination

For patients and their intimate partners, cancer poses significant physical and emotional challenges that can negatively impact both individuals and the couple as a whole. Accumulating evidence...
PI: Shelby Langer


Effects of Meditative Movement (QigongTai Chi Easy) on Fatigued Breast Cancer Survivors

Patients with breast cancer often report fatigue and other associated symptoms that persist for months, even years, after treatment ends. In a recent feasibility pilot study of Qigong/Tai Chi Easy...
PI: Linda Larkey

Cancer        Meditation

Navigation from Community to Clinic to promote CRC screening in Underserved Populations

Regular screening facilitates the early diagnosis of colorectal cancer (CRC), the second leading cause of cancer death, and contributes to the reduction of CRC morbidity and mortality, but the...
PI: Linda Larkey

CancerColorectal Cancer        Population HealthUnderserved Populations

Research Supplement: Effects of Meditative Movement (QigongTai Chi Easy) on Fatigued Breast Cancer Survivors

Post-doctoral fellow and gene expression biomarker researcher, Dr. Francisco Munoz, will serve on the study team. The 2-year supplement will allow Dr. Munoz to add markers of inflammation and...
PI: Linda Larkey

Biomarkers        Cancer        Meditation