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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. 

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

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

Development of Digital Storytelling Intervention to Promote Vietnamese American (ASUF 30007302)

Human papilloma virus (HPV) infection is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the United States; related healthcare costs are about $1.7 billion U.S. annually. Vietnamese American...
PI: Angela Chen
CONHI Investigator: Linda Larkey; CONHI Investigator: Sunny Kim

Infectious Disease        Population HealthAsian American 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: Michael Todd

AgingAlzheimer        CaregivingLong-term care        Population HealthHispanic / Latino Population

Feasibility, Acceptability and Preliminary Efficacy of A Computer-Tailored Intervention to Promote HPV Vaccination in Uninsured and Underinsured Families

HPV infection is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the U.S.; the infection rate is as high as 50% in sexually active individuals under age of 25, highlighting the significance of...
PI: Angela Chen
CONHI Investigator: Felipe Castro; CONHI Investigator: Michael Todd

Infectious Disease        Population HealthUnderserved Populations

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

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

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

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