Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation

Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation

The Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation (CONHI) is focused on producing lifetime learners in nursing and health who are prepared to think critically and succeed in any situation. With expert faculty and research that focuses on making an impact on some of the world's most pressing health issues, the CONHI is a leader in higher education. The college is known for its social embeddedness in the local community, as well as its partnerships with some of the country's top healthcare organizations.

Under the leadership of Dean Judith Karshmer, the Edson College is committed to serving the community through service and outreach projects, as well as healthcare clinics featuring interdisciplinary staff that provide both physical and mental health services.

With an emphasis on collaboration and high quality interprofessional education, faculty researchers conduct studies that range from Alzheimer's, to global health, and initiatives that focus on gerontological nursing excellence, metabolic disease, aging, access to health services, and clinical partnerships.


The Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation is home to a number of clinics and research centers including:

Student Health Outreach for Wellness (SHOW) Community Initiative

Students, faculty and staff from ASU, NAU and UA created the service-learning initiative to serve our most vulnerable community members in Phoenix. 

Center for Advancing Interprofessional Practice, Education and Research

The Center for Advancing Interprofessional Practice, Education and Research focuses on advancing thinking, research, practice and education tools and strategies for teamwork and collaboration.

Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention

A transdisciplinary group of faculty, trainees, and staff focused on developing and implementing health promotion interventions in vulnerable populations across the lifespan.

Center for Healthy and Resilient Aging

The Center for Innovation in Healthy and Resilient offers a structure to design, build and sustain a nationally competitive venture in aging. 

Center for World Health

This center is a transdisciplinary enterprise that develops collaborations and implements culturally responsive health promotion and disease prevention interventions across the life continuum for the purpose of improving physical and mental health outcomes across the globe.

Center for Mindfulness, Compassion and Resilience

The center unveils the power of mindful living to advance our well-being and engagement through learning and connecting with the larger community.

WHO/PAHO Collaborating Centre to Advance the Policy on Research for Health

The designation as a collaborating centre was conferred in 2016 and recognizes the College's excellent programs in health policy and research development, in addition to its commitment to an international approach in education, research, service, and community initiatives, particularly in the Americas. This is the first WHO/PAHO Collaborating Centre both at ASU and in Arizona, and one of only two in the Southwestern United States.