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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

Developing principles and guidelines for local teacher-initiated adaptation in implementation of evidence-based interventions (ASUF 30006861)

This study is focused on reviewing 39 schools in Ohio and Pennsylvania that were part of a previous research study that was conducted five years ago where a drug prevention intervention called “...
PI: Felipe Castro


FamiliesAdolescents        Population HealthPublic/Community Health

Maryvale Promotores Movement

This project conducts outreach within Maryvale and identify Promotores working formally/informally in the community. Project staff engage Maryvale Promotores in the Promotores HOPE Network to...
PI: David Coon
CONHI Investigator: Berta Carbajal


Families        Population HealthHispanic / Latino Population

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

Partnering for Physical Activity in Early Childhood: Sustainability via Active Garden Education

Sustainability via Active Garden Education (SAGE) is a garden based physical activity and nutrition early care and education-based intervention for preschool-aged children. The SAGE curriculum...
PI: Rebecca Lee
CONHI Investigator: Gabriel Shaibi; CONHI Investigator: Michael Todd


FamiliesChildhood        Nutrition        Physical Activity

Predictors of resilience and positive outcomes for patients with acute respiratory failure and their families

Acute respiratory failure requiring mechanical ventilation in an intensive care unit (ICU) is common, affecting almost 800,000 people each year. With survival from acute respiratory failure...
PI: Shelby Langer


Acute Care        Families        Respiratory

Preventing Childhood Obesity through Early Feeding and Parenting Guidance

This study will demonstrate that community health workers (CHW), supervised by public health nurses, can deliver a home-based obesity prevention intervention to low-income Mexican and Mexican-...
PI: Elizabeth Reifsnider
CONHI Investigator: Michael Todd


Chronic DiseaseObesity        FamiliesChildhood        Population HealthHispanic / Latino Population