Center for Research and Health Analytics

We're taking knowledge gained through research as far as we possibly can. Because lives depend on it.

The Ohio State University College of Nursing understands the essential role research plays in improving the quality of healthcare and population outcomes, that’s why research is one of our top priorities. Our objective is clear. This Center exists to provide the comprehensive support required to advance all research activity within the College of Nursing. Our resources are available to both faculty and students and our work is multi-dimensional — from assistance with all aspects of grant writing to facilitating collaborative ventures with healthcare-related business and industry. In addition, the Center is home to two wet laboratories available for use by university faculty across all colleges.

Our mission

The mission of the Center for Research and Health Analytics is to provide centralized grant and research services and to streamline grant submissions, IRB applications, grant management, and facilitate research projects across the College of Nursing.

Susie Breitenstein
Senior Associate Dean for Research and Innovation

Message from the Director

Research in the Ohio State College of Nursing is advancing science in health promotion, disease prevention and the optimal management of chronic and complex conditions across the life span. Our faculty include outstanding clinical, social-behavior, and biological scientists with expertise in a wide range of research methods and specialty areas. The College of Nursing ranked 16th in NIH funding among colleges of nursing in 2019 and garnered over $13 million total in external research and development grant funds in fiscal year 2020.

The Center for Research and Health Analytics provides comprehensive support to faculty and students in research development and implementation through grants management, biostatistics, laboratory, regulatory and data science services. The center provides resources to facilitate grant submissions, IRB applications, grant management, methods consultation, data analysis, storage and aggregation, and dissemination. The center also houses two wet laboratories available for use by faculty internal and external to the College of Nursing.

Research Laboratories

Grant Support

The College of Nursing supports a Grants Management Team that provides financial leadership and direction for budget  oversight of federal, state and private research applications. Under the guidance of the Associate Dean for Research, the Grants Management Team assists investigators in pre- and post-award activities work with college faculty and students in budget development and management according the university, state, federal and private research requirements. The team effectively collaborates with the university’s Office of Sponsored Programs assuring that applications are submitted in a timely fashion.


September 15, 2023
Dr. Michelle Failla to study pain in autistic adults The National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NIH/NINDS) has awarded