NAU Health Research Initiatives (HRI)

Northern Arizona University’s Health Research Initiatives (HRI) supports NAU's research efforts targeted at biomedical, translational and community health research in Northern Arizona and across the state. HRI has two main components. The first is a broad array of support services for NAU researchers and their research partners targeted at developing projects that can generate extramural funding. The second component is the formal development of regional and state level research partnerships focused on the broad goals and objectives of NAU’s Health Research Initiatives.

The goal of NAU’s Health Research Initiatives is to support and expand existing health research efforts at NAU and throughout the Northern Arizona region and to position NAU as a regional anchor for the northern end of Arizona’s biomedical corridor. 

  • Research - Projects in development under HRI include the broad areas of translational research, community-based healthcare research,precision and personalized medicine. Current HRI-related projects includeinfectious disease control, care management for cardiologic health, behavioral health, community based participatory research (CBPR), cancer prevention, exercise physiology, developmental disabilities, telemedicine, health promotion, and partnership-based clinical research for the diverse populations of Arizona. HRI provides a focal point for NAU's role in the Arizona Biosciences Roadmap (Flinn Foundation).
  • Partnerships –THRIVE (Translational Health Research InitiatiVE) [RTT1] is a formal research development partnership between Northern Arizona Health Care (NAH) and Northern Arizona University (NAU). The THRIVE partnership is actively pursuing additional health research partners.

Northern Arizona University’s HRI resources include:

The HRI Mini Grants Program (MGP) may be able to provide small or modest amounts of seed funding to NAU researchers who are engaged in research that can directly lead to external funding opportunities, depending on the availability of funds and a match with the HRI priority and goals.

For further information contact:
Robert T. Trotter, II, PhD
Associate Vice President for Health Research Initiatives
Northern Arizona University
P.O. Box 4087
1298 W. Knoles Drive, Suite 240
Flagstaff, AZ  86011-4087
Phone: (928) 523-4521
Email: Robert.Trotter@nau.edu