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From UCLA. For the world.

Our research mission is to advance nursing science and provide the evidence to advance the health and wellness of our communities.

Learn about our Office of Research and Innovation

Signature Areas

  • Brain-Body Connections
  • Tobacco & Smoking Cessation
  • Cardiovascular Health
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Social Determinants of Health

A Message from the Associate Dean for Research

Welcome to the Office of Research and Innovation (ORI). Our research mission is to advance nursing science, educate future nurse scientists, and provide the evidence to advance the health and wellness of our communities. The goal of the ORI is to support our faculty investigators and contribute to the development of our emerging scholars. The UCLA School of Nursing supports innovative programs of research that align strategically with UCLA initiatives in research and education. Cutting-edge faculty scholarship has helped transform nursing care through discovery, mentorship of doctoral and post-doctoral scholars, teaching, and community partnerships.

The goal of the ORI is to support our faculty investigators and contribute to the development of our emerging scholars. The UCLA School of Nursing supports innovative programs of research that align strategically with UCLA initiatives in research and education. Cutting-edge faculty scholarship has helped transform nursing care through discovery, mentorship of doctoral and post-doctoral scholars, teaching, and community partnerships.

Holli DeVon, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, FAHA
Associate Dean for Research

Research News

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Research & Innovation Seminar Series

The UCLA School of Nursing Office of Research & Innovation presents Susan Dempsey, PhD, RN, CNS, PGMT-BC, Pain Management Clinical Nurse Specialist with UCLA Health.

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Kristen Choi
UCLA School of Nursing receives $50,000 to advance health equity through nursing

One of 16 Recipients Nationwide of AARP & RWJF Health Equity Innovations Fund Awards.

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Hopelessness greater in heart disease patients with comorbid conditions

Individuals with ischemic heart disease are at a higher risk for hopelessness — a negative outlook and sense of helplessness towards the future – if they also have other diseases...

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