Welcome to HCRI!

Kent State University has long been the home of innovative health and wellness research. The HCRI builds on this strength and brings together faculty, students, staff, and institutional partners committed to tackling some of our day's most pressing health issues. Launched as part of KSU's strategic roadmap, HCRI is a collective enterprise that promotes transdisciplinary research and endeavors to build connections between researchers at Kent State and other institutions. Engaging undergraduate and graduate student researchers is also vital to the mission of the HCRI, as they are indispensable to the success of faculty research programs and innovators in their own right.

Our scholarly and empirical research priorities address some of Ohio's and the nation's most significant community health challenges and the impact of rapid technological innovation. By creating, preserving, and disseminating knowledge through our scholarship, publishing, and outreach, we advance ideas that improve people's lives and improve the health of the communities in which they live. 

We hope you will consider joining HCRI and becoming part of this exciting research community. If you have any questions about HCRI or membership, please get in touch with us.

Jeffrey S. Hallam, Ph.D., CPH, FRSPH (Professor of Public Health), Director

Clare L. Stacey, Ph.D. (Associate Professor of Sociology), Associate Director

Michael Rosengarten, Special Assistant

Sarah Harvey, MA (Doctoral Student in Sociology), Graduate Assistant



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