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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. 

Mapping Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Opportunities in Maryvale, AZ

Develop a smartphone application using Geographical Information System (GIS) mapping to identify physical and social supports for health promotion and disease prevention in Maryvale, AZ.


PI: Gabriel Shaibi
CONHI Investigator: Colleen Keller; CONHI Investigator: Felipe Castro

Health Outreach        Technology

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

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

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

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

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

Phoenix VA IPA

Examining the effects of exercise and weight loss on sleep apnea and associated morbidity in overweight veterans.


PI: Shawn Youngstedt
CONHI Investigator: Megan Petrov

Chronic DiseaseObesity        Physical Activity        Sleep Disorders

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

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