Our Research

Advancing research and scientific discovery is a core mission of the University of Rochester School of Nursing. More than 40 years ago, we pioneered the unification model, integrating research with clinical practice and nursing education. Thanks to this approach, our interdisciplinary research faculty and students are thought leaders in their areas, leading efforts to break ground on new solutions to improve patient outcomes and address health care’s biggest challenges in Rochester, NY and across the world.

Join Our Research Faculty

Join University of Rochester’s world-renowned research community. Become part of a legacy of innovation and health care change in a supportive environment.

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Become a Post-Doctoral Fellow

The two-year postdoctoral fellowship is an immersive training program for highly promising researchers. We are currently offering a post-doctoral to tenure track assistant professor position.

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Earn a PhD in Nursing & Health Science

Become a leader in the profession and learn alongside nationally-recognized scientists with the support and opportunities of a large, leading academic medical center. PhD students are fully-funded with a $25,000 cost-of-living stipend.

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Discover Our Research

We are widely-recognized for research on maternal and child health, asthma, cognitive aging, cardiac health, HIV/AIDS research, cancer, adolescent health, palliative care, and nursing workforce issues.

Find faculty — plus recent projects and publications – in these key areas and others:

Meet Our Researchers

Kimberly J. Arcoleo, PhD, MPH

Kimberly J. Arcoleo, PhD, MPH

Associate Professor

Kim Arcoleo's research focuses on optimizing children's asthma health outcomes through evidence-based interventions at the child, family, school, and health care system levels.

Jinjiao Wang, PhD, RN

Jinjiao Wang, PhD, RN

Assistant Professor

Jinjiao Wang conducts research to improve the care for geriatric syndromes such as frailty and depressive symptoms among older adults through home health-delivered interventions.

Susan Groth, PhD, WHNP-BC, FAANP

Associate Professor

Sue Groth centers her research on the study of obesity and the behavioral, genetic, and environmental factors that contribute to this complex disease.

What We're Known For

Our interdisciplinary scientists have a rich history of nationally funded research, meaningful discoveries and innovations in four emerging areas of expertise:

Translational Symptom Science

We investigate the multi-factorial aspects of symptoms and symptom management interventions across diverse populations and health conditions.

Revolutionizing Systems of Care

In the era of health care reform and rising health care costs, our researchers pioneer solutions that seamlessly integrate devices, data and technology with clinical care.

Innovative Health Technology Solutions

We are at the frontier of testing and commercializing health technologies and eHealth solutions improving guideline-based care, health outcomes, and reducing health care system costs.

Promoting Healthy Behaviors Across the Lifespan

We stimulate research around the intersection of biological, environmental, and social determinants of health generating creative solutions for optimizing health.

What We're Working On

Our most recently funded active projects include:

What Makes Us Different

Pioneering, Transformative Research

We have a history of innovation and new thinking at every level, from strategic health care system management and patient populations to acute clinical research and its application in the real world.

Nationally Recognized Scientists

UR Nursing faculty are known for their research prowess, embarking on and receiving national and international recognition for vital research projects to inform practice and create a healthier world.

Our Research Faculty
Unparalleled Resources for Faculty

From day one, our faculty have access to extensive resources — from grant writing to lab management — providing research teams with the freedom and support to focus on their next project.

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Partnership with a Large, Leading Medical Center

The physical size, scope, breadth, and excellence of the University of Rochester Medical Center offers limitless research opportunities and fosters interdisciplinary, interprofessional, and collaborative partnerships that most other schools cannot match.

Research at URMC

Our Impact


The UR School of Nursing ranks 21st among nursing schools in research funding received from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

37 K+

Number of citations of School of Nursing faculty publications in 2017.


Amount of extramural funding received by the UR School of Nursing in the NIH fiscal year.

Join Us

Collaboration among University of Rochester scientists is what sets our research apart: It’s what attracts students and trainees from around the world, draws high levels of funding, and, most importantly, leads to discoveries that improve people’s lives.