Research Infrastructure Core
The Research Infrastructure Core (RIC) of the Southwest Heath Equity Research Collaborative (SHERC) is responsible for supporting SHERC projects, programs and affiliated investigators to acquire, develop, implement and disseminate cutting-edge interdisciplinary research methods and emerging technologies. The RIC faculty and staff provide coordinated research design, methodological expertise, informatics, and statistical support for the primary and secondary goals of each of the SHERC cores and projects. The RIC will also provide research infrastructure support to other NAU faculty and community partners engaged in health equity collaborative research.
The RIC structure includes:
1) RIC Core Faculty with a broad range of expertise who are being deployed to assist SHERC Research Projects, Pilot Projects, and associated health equities projects. The RIC faculty and staff provide coordinated research design, methodological expertise, informatics consultation, and statistical support for the primary and secondary goals of each of the SHERC cores and projects, and objectives.
2) SHERC/RIC monthly workshop series, providing training in a wide variety of disciplines, including research design and methodological/analytical tools that support health equities-related research across the NAU campus.
3) RIC advanced methods dissemination program that includes opportunities for individual investigators and multidisciplinary groups to acquire cutting-edge methods and research protocols, and to disseminate these methods and protocols to NAU faculty and staff.
4) RIC supported IT and laboratory-based tools and equipment that provide access to qualitative, quantitative and other computational tools and infrastructure as well as key multi-disciplinary lab and field equipment needs.
5) Enhancing research at NAU through inter-institutional collaboration. RIC strengthens external interdisciplinary research partnerships to strategically build NAU research infrastructure in health equity-related research. Specifically, RIC works closely with Arizona State University’s Institute for Social Science Research, Florida International University’s RTRN, and with other NIH supported centers, such as the American Indian-Alaska Native Clinical Translational Research Program (AI-AN CTRP). These centers are able to support research infrastructure development and application of cutting-edge methods and analytical needs for SHERC faculty and research groups.
Research Infrastructure Core – Our team
Research Infrastructure Core Lead
Regents’ Professor, Anthropology
Ethnographic research design and methods, community based participatory design, social network analysis, qualitative sampling reliability and validity, health care systems research, cross-cultural applicability research design
Research Infrastructure Core Co-Lead
Professor, Electrical Engineering; Real-Time Intelligent Systems and Networks Lab; School of Informatics, Computing & Cyber Systems
Informatics & computing, analyzing samples, national databases, remote sensing, GIS
Indrakshi Roy, PhD
Biostatistician, Center for Health Equity Research
Health Economist. Research interests are related to healthy aging, gerontology, minority populations and policy implications. Experience in working with large data sets that implement complex survey designs, multivariate models, multinomial regression models, multilevel modeling using STATA,R and SAS.
Professor, Psychological Sciences
Health psychology, self-identity, psychosocial predictors of health behavior, and coping with stressful life events using survey and experimental research design, multivariate statistics (SPSS), structural equation modeling (EQS), data science (R, text mining/text analysis), and network analysis (UCINet)
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RIC Methodological & Infrastructure Resources
- RIC Faculty
- RIC Workshops and Mini-Methods Training
- SHERC-Funded Multi-User Equipment Directory
- RIC Partnership with ISSR Workshops
RIC Requests for Support/Forms
- RIC Mailing List and Research Interests
- RIC Request for Research Consultation
- RIC Methods Training Support (workshops and short courses)
- ADAMS Access Request Form