NAU Health Research Initiatives (HRI)

Northern Arizona University’s Health Research Initiatives (HRI) coordinates NAU's research partnership efforts targeted at biomedical, translational and community health research in Northern Arizona and across the state. The HRI is focused on the broad areas of translational research, community-based healthcare research, precision and personalized medicine, and partnership-based clinical research for the diverse populations of Arizona. The HRI provides a focal point for NAU's role in the Arizona Biosciences Roadmap (Flinn Foundation) and the regional THRIVE (Translational Health Research InitiatIVE) program in partnership with Northern Arizona Healthcare.  

The goal of NAU’s Health Research Initiative is to support and expand existing health research efforts at NAU and throughout the Northern Arizona region
 and to position NAU as a regional anchor for the northern end of
Arizona’s biomedical corridor.

Northern Arizona University’s health and biomedical research efforts currently comprise projects focusing on:

  • transitional care for cardiologic health
  • community-based participatory research  
  • cancer prevention
  • behavioral health
  • exercise physiology
  • developmental disabilities
  • health promotion

Northern Arizona University’s HRI resources include laboratory facilities and research centers focused on health and biomedical issues ranging from genetics/genomics to community health research programs focused on specific diseases or disease prevention.  In addition, HRI will provide seed funding to NAU researchers interested in utilizing big data approaches to address health-related issues and for projects performed in partnership with regional clinical care providers and/or in collaboration with the Phoenix Biomedical Campus.

For further information contact:
Robert T. Trotter, II, PhD
Associate Vice President for Health Research Initiatives
Northern Arizona University
P.O. Box 4087
1298 W. Knoles Drive, Suite 240
Flagstaff, AZ  86011-4087
Phone: (928) 523-4521