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Explore Our Research Centers and Institutes

At NAU, our faculty lead a broad range of initiatives, many of which have developed into university-wide centers or institutes that drive excellence in strategic areas of interdisciplinary research.

Center for American Indian Resilience To activate the Center for American Indian Resilience tab, press your spacebar.

The Center for American Indian Resilience (CAIR) promotes health and resilience by examining the role of traditional knowledge and cultural strategies in teaching health behaviors.

Center for Bioengineering Innovation To activate the Center for Bioengineering Innovation tab, press your spacebar.

The Center for Bioengineering Innovation (CBI) develops innovative bioengineering research approaches in nanoengineering, applied physics, and biochemistry.

Center for Ecosystem Science and Society To activate the Center for Ecosystem Science and Society tab, press your spacebar.

The Center for Ecosystem Science and Society (Ecoss) conducts research on how ecosystems respond to and shape environmental change.

Center for Health Equity Research To activate the Center for Health Equity Research tab, press your spacebar.

The Center for Health Equity Research (CHER) is working to end health disparities regionally, nationally, and internationally, by engaging researchers, healthcare providers, and communities in research that is culturally relevant and respectful.

Ecological Restoration Institute To activate the Ecological Restoration Institute tab, press your spacebar.

The Ecological Restoration Institute (ERI) engages in research on forest fire recovery and watershed management, and collabora­tively plans and implements forest restoration treatments.

Family Violence Institute To activate the Family Violence Institute tab, press your spacebar.

The Family Violence Institute (FVI) provides a forum for research, scholarship, education, and public policy work addressing family violence.

Institute for Human Development To activate the Institute for Human Development tab, press your spacebar.

The Institute for Human Development (IHD) carries out research and training on developmental disabilities and fosters the public’s appreciation and value of individuals with disabilities.

Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals To activate the Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals tab, press your spacebar.

The Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals (ITEP) works with tribal governments to support environ­mental protection of Native American natural resources.

Landscape Conservation Initiative To activate the Landscape Conservation Initiative tab, press your spacebar.

The Landscape Conservation Initiative (LCI) creates new solutions to environmental challenges through applied biological science, collaborative planning, and field-based educational experiences.

Merriam-Powell Center for Environmental Research To activate the Merriam-Powell Center for Environmental Research tab, press your spacebar.

The Merriam-Powell Center for Environmental Research (MPCER) promotes cross-disciplinary research and edu­cation to understand critical environmental processes and the implications of environmental changes.

Partnership for Native American Cancer Prevention To activate the Partnership for Native American Cancer Prevention tab, press your spacebar.

The Partnership for Native American Cancer Prevention (PNACP) develops cancer-related research capacity at NAU, seeking to alleviate disparities caused by cancer in Native American communities.

Pathogen and Microbiome Institute To activate the Pathogen and Microbiome Institute tab, press your spacebar.

The Pathogen and Microbiome Institute (PMI) research focuses on understanding pathogens that affect humans and wildlife.