CCHS Research

We are dedicated to improving and promoting the health of communities in Alabama and the region through leadership in medical education and primary care; the provision of high quality, accessible health care services; and scholarship.

The College of Community Health Sciences engages in research and scholarship that seeks to improve the health of individuals and communities in Alabama, as well as support the education and service components of its mission.

Our research makes a difference in the lives of the people we serve:

  • All of Us Project: advances research into precision medicine, creating a new approach for disease treatment and prevention that considers individual differences in lifestyle, socioeconomic status and biology.
  • ACTION Program: the College to partnered with Tuscaloosa Fire and Rescue Services and provide on-site care for non-emergency 911 calls. The ACTION Program saves more than $2,600 per patient.

Our research efforts are growing:

  • CCHS research funding increased 35 percent in 2018 over the previous year, as College faculty were awarded grants and contracts totaling $2.2 million.

Our researchers are supported:

  • We are committed to providing faculty and students with the resources and staff support that turn imagination and inspiration into reality.

Research Day:

  • On Research Day CCHS exhibits the research that has been done over the course of the year.

Research Focus Areas

Faculty from a diverse range of disciplines tackle programs and generate knowledge that benefits individuals and communities throughout Alabama and the region. College of Community Health Sciences research focus areas include:


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