Research


Welcome to the Office of Graduate Studies & Research at UWM's College of Health Sciences... where science enriches lives.


What we do

The College of Health Sciences (CHS) faculty/staff are as diverse as the vital research they conduct. Faculty and staff represent a number of different social and natural science backgrounds including biology, chemistry, philosophy, physics, physiology, psychology, and sociology as well as a number of health science disciplines and professions including Biomedical Sciences, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Health Informatics & Administration, Kinesiology, and Occupational Science & Technology. Basic and applied research informed by positivistic and naturalistic philosophical and methodological approaches is conducted with humans and non-human animal models. The broad range of health-related research varies from work in illness and disease prevention to rehabilitation and assistive technology. Research efforts are especially focused on underserved and at risk-populations including children, older adults, various racial/ethnic groups, and people with disabilities.


Faculty, Facilities & Funding

Research within CHS is conducted by over 45 faculty/staff within 16 research and instructional laboratories and 4 centers. Faculty/staff publish their work in over 100 different scientific refereed journals. Extramural funding expenditures currently exceed 2 million dollars. Substantial funding comes from the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Education, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, Milwaukee County, and the Robert Wood Foundation.


Ph.D. Program

We are pleased to announce the addition of an exciting, interdisciplinary Health Sciences Ph.D. program that focuses on the preparation of future faculty in the health sciences. We anticipate the Ph.D. program will attract additional faculty and students who will contribute to the College's growing research productivity.


Contact Information

I'm pleased with your interest in the research being conducted at CHS. Should you have any questions, please contact the Office of Graduate Studies and Research at (414) 229-5663.