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Research conducted by the College of Nursing and Health Sciences (CNHS) faculty supports the mission and goals of the College and of UMass Boston. The CNHS faculty has obtained research funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), in addition to significant diversity and workforce development grants from HRSA, the Helene Fuld Health Trust and Partners HealthCare.  The CNHS faculty engages in focused, collaborative and transdisciplinary programs of research and scholarship designed to: promote the health and well-being of individuals, families and communities; to prevent and manage chronic conditions among individuals from diverse populations; and to reduce health disparities nationally and globally. Our faculty and PhD student research is designed to guide and inform multilevel policies including those central to optimizing health and health outcomes in hospitals, clinics, schools and community environments in the US and internationally.  Self-management, a cornerstone of chronic disease management, as well as interventions to improve symptom management and quality of life for vulnerable individuals and families, are also emphasized in the CNHS' programs of research. Faculty research takes place in many settings, including schools, community-based centers as well as GoKids Boston, our on-site interdisciplinary research, training, and community outreach facility.

Suzanne G. Leveille
Associate Dean for Research