Research Area: Health, Behavioral & Social Sciences

Low-Tech Solutions in a High-Tech World

On November 27, 2012, I attended the Christa McAuliffe Technology Conference in Manchester, New Hampshire to showcase Dr. Therese Willkomm’s assistive technologies. I have the pleasure of working with one of UNH’s most creative and inventive faculty members, who is regularly referred to as the MacGyver of Assistive Technology (AT). Dr. Willkomm literally travels the world lecturing on rehabilitative technologies and constructing extraordinary tools on site to help those with disabilities.

Health, Behavioral & Social Sciences

Research in the areas of health, behavioral, and social sciences at UNH focuses on exploring the human condition - physical, psychological, and social - as individuals, as families, and as communities.

Health research helps people live full, healthy lives. Discovering the cellular basis for diseases, defining and promoting active, healthy lifestyles, developing assistive technology, and delivering innovative therapeutic services are all parts of the equation.

Center on Aging and Community Living (CACL)

A collaboration between the Institute on Disability (IOD) and the Institute for Health Policy and Practice (IHPP) at UNH to coordinate the work of both institutes related to aging and long term care issues, maximize available resources, and provide assistance to state agencies and community organizations

Prevention Innovations Research Center (PIRC)

Works to improve institutional policy, practice, and capacity for sexual and relationship violence and stalking prevention and response (prevention strategies, survivor support and services, and intervention) through research and evaluation, emphasizing the importance of using a community and bystander focus while examining the continuum of violence.

Northeast Passage

Research focused on the efficacy of the goal based recreational therapy interventions offered, including therapeutic recreation services in school systems, and 1:1 community based interventions for individuals with acquired physical disabilities and those aging into and with disability

Institute for Health Policy and Practice (IHPP)

An applied research institute located within the College of Health and Human Services that works to assure integrated excellence across all systems to yield optimal health for all people, with particular focus on health analytics and informatics; public health and health promotion; long term care and aging; and delivery system and payment reform

Carsey School of Public Policy

Nationally-acclaimed resource for research, leadership development, and engaged scholarship relevant to public policy; addresses the most pressing challenges of the twenty-first century, striving for innovative, responsive, and equitable solutions at all levels of government and in the for-profit and nonprofit sectors

UNH Research Areas - Welcome

UNH Research Areas

UNH research has had a notably positive impact on the community across a broad range of research areas, due to the efforts of faculty, students, and staff working in the colleges and focused research centers and institutes.

To learn more, explore each of the areas below, read SPARK, the UNH 2015 Research Review, or take a look at UNH Research, a digest of UNH research that made the news.


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