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Current Projects

Research is the complement to your classroom experience at ASU. At ASU’s College of Nursing & 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. 

Creating and Sustaining Dementia-Capable Service Systems for People with Dementia and their Family Caregivers

This collaboration among ADES-DAAS, ADRC, ASU, the Alzheimer’s Association, and the Arizona Caregiver Coalition is designed to help create a sustainability home and community-based dementia...
PI: David Coon


AgingAlzheimer        CaregivingPalliative Care        Families

Development & Evaluation of Social Media-based Testimonials Targeting Potential ADRD Research Participants within the Latino/Hispanic Community

In partnership with Barrow Neurological Institute and through a series of focus groups, this project creates and evaluates digital recruitment clips and supercuts for outreach and recruitment...
PI: David Coon


Aging        Caregiving        Population HealthHispanic / Latino Population

EPIC: A Group-based Intervention for Early-stage AD Dyads in Diverse

This project addresses key limitations of previous studies by conducting an RCT with EPIC (Early-stage Partners in Care), an early-stage, group dyadic intervention, already offered in a pilot in...
PI: David Coon
CONHI Investigator: Bronwynne Evans; CONHI Investigator: Michael Todd


AgingAlzheimer        CaregivingLong-term care        Population HealthHispanic / Latino Population

GWEP (Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program) Empowering Caregiver Self-Care

This initiative will focus on the development of training modules and provider sheets aimed at family caregivers with the theme of empowering caregiver self-care, as well as adapting an existing...
PI: David Coon
CONHI Investigator: Pauline Komnenich; CONHI Investigator: Julie Fleury


AgingAlzheimer        Caregiving

Music and Memory II

This project replicates the initial Music & Memory project, an interprofessional collaboration with musicians from The Phoenix Symphony, staff from a long term facility, and ASU faculty from...
PI: David Coon
CONHI Investigator: Marianne McCarthy; CONHI Investigator: Michael Todd


Aging        Caregiving        Music Therapy

Nevada’s ACL: Dementia Capability for Persons with Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementia

This collaboration among ADSD, Nevada’s HCBCS system will create a sustainability home and community-based dementia capable services system grounded in evidence-based or evidence-informed services...
PI: David Coon


Aging        Caregiving        Families

Outreach and Recruitment Core - Arizona Alzheimer’s Disease Core Center P-30

Outreach and Recruitment Core Leader for the Arizona Alzheimer’s Disease Center fostering education, outreach and recruitment, particularly of diverse participants into the clinical core with an...
PI: David Coon


Aging        Caregiving        Health Outreach        Population HealthUnderserved Populations