Conquering Disease

More than 68 percent of deaths globally result from cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes and lung disease, according to the World Health Organization -- more than 28 percent from infectious diseases. To meet the world’s diverse health challenges and community needs, Arizona State University has recruited leading medical researchers and health policy analysts, and forged working alliances with institutions and medical partners.

ASU's world-class research faculty, centers and institutes bring together thought-leaders in science, humanities, social sciences, health and engineering to spearhead new approaches to target and treat cancers, understand the spread, evolution and emergence of infectious disease, personalize medicine, and devise strategic interventions for obesity, Alzheimer's, and mental health challenges.

Whether it is the development of diagnotics or wearable technologies to rapidly detect cancer, or a novel vaccine delivery for Ebola, ASU is striving to advance knowledge and leverage a transdisciplinary approach to health into 21st-century solutions for diverse local and global communities.

Fighting autism: from prevention to delivery of care
The Biodesign Center for Immunotherapy, Vaccines and Virotherapy focuses on discovery and development of new cost-effective therapeutics and vaccines to combat infectious diseases and biological warfare agents, globally.
The Biodesign Institute is pioneering research, policy, education and economic analyses in biomedicine and health that drives the adoption of new technologies for optimal healthcare delivery.
The Biodesign Center for Applied Structural Discovery uses revolutionary techniques to reveal the structure and dynamics of biomolecules and offer new approaches to medicine.
Studying the intersections between life sciences and society
Collaborating with community partners to enhance the health and well being of vulnerable populations
The Biodesign Center for Innovations in Medicine brings together interdisciplinary groups to improve medical diagnostics, rapid vaccine discovery and other biomedical technologies.
The Center for Metabolic and Vascular Biology bridges the gap between clinicla and basic science in type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
The Biodesign Center for Personalized Diagnostics drives the discovery and development of biomarkers for the early detection of diseases.
Can cancer be eradicated? the Center for the Convergence of Physical Sciences and Cancer Biology explores and tackles the root causes of cancer.
transformative partnership
The National Biomarker Development Alliance creates standards to successfully develop biomarkers needed for precision medicine.
Obesity Solutions is a transdisciplinary project to identify, test and share innovative ways of addressing obesity.
The School of Human Evolution and Social Change focuses on global health and the social roots of disease.
The Transformative Healthcare Networks Initiative focuses on the development of new research models to better prevent and treat disease, including advanced biomarkers for personalized medicine.