• Center for Innovation in Healthy and Resilient Aging

    Healthy and Resilient Aging

    The center develops interventions that promote health and quality of life for individuals who are aging within a culturally diverse society. Read more

  • Center for Global Health

    The Center for Global Health tackles disease from new perspectives to address health as a critical and complex part of the broader human condition. Read more

  • Arizona Cancer Evolution Center

    Can cancer be eradicated? The Arizona Cancer Evolution Center explores and tackles the root causes of cancer. Read more

  • Biological and Health Systems Engineering

    Biological and Health Systems Engineering applies engineering principles and methods to understand, define and solve problems in medicine, physiology and biology. Read more

  • Neural Control of Movement Laboratory

    The Neural Control of Movement Laboratory works to better understand the intricate sensory and cognitive connections between the brain and the hands and advance robotics technology. Read more

Health at ASU: Innovative health and health care

ASU creates breakthroughs in health, not just by training health care workers, but by transforming the institutions and systems around them. The university educates the next generation workforce, cultivates life-changing research, and develops new blueprints and missions for individuals, hospitals, clinics, laboratories, and government institutions that together, impact health and healthcare.

ASU forges a new path in an area previously dominated by those with medical schools. For a decade, the university has been implementing a strategic plan to recruit world-class medical researchers and health policy analysts, forge networks and working alliances with institutions regionally and globally, and transform “siloed” departments into new transdisciplinary schools and initiatives. It is extraordinary that a university without a medical school is playing a leading role in solving health problems and disrupting broken systems. But it is precisely because of this that ASU remains nimble and entrepreneurial, forging clinical partnerships with leading providers, while convening thought leaders to explore new approaches.

Nothing is more illustrative of the New American University’s design aspirations of use-inspired research and societal transformation than changing the dialogue around wellness from lifespan to the notion of "health span." For the people of Arizona, across the nation and globally, ASU leads with an entrepreneurial spirit and the intention to make good health and quality healthcare attainable for all.