Areas of Excellence

We are focused on research discoveries to impact healthcare.

Ua College of Nursing PhD

Our Areas of Excellence give focus to our research efforts and allow us develop new modes of thinking and strategies that can improve health around the world.

While our faculty use these areas to develop new modes, methods, and models for nursing knowledge, students can find opportunities here to customize their educational journey around a topic or idea that excites them. Working with our faculty, you will develop a passion for discovery that will last your entire professional career.

And this passion for discovery won't just change your life, it will yield tangible results for people in local communities across Arizona and around the world. Our faculty researchers work throughout the healthcare industry on broad spectrum of issues and their discoveries are needed now, more than ever.

As you explore these opportunities, the most important question you should ask of yourself is... how do you want to change the world?


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Precision Science

Beyond a one-size fits all approach, creating personalized health treatment and prevention based on people's specific profiles (e.g. genetics, background, history).

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Data & Systems Science

Studying complex systems (e.g. big data, health care settings, populations, disease states) and novel approaches to improve the delivery of health care.

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Health Determinants Science

Discovering the complex factors that influence health (e.g. personal, economic, societal, environmental) and translating them to actions that will advance health and well-being.

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