UNCW, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to learning through the integration of teaching and mentoring with research and service.  UNCW is unique in its dedication to combining a commitment to excellence in teaching with research opportunities for student involvement.

Research and Scholarship are fundamental to the advancement of health and human services.  Moreover, the health and human services fields demand that professionals maintain a current  knowledge base  in order to meet human needs and improve the quality of life of individuals, families, and communities through prevention, promotion, maintenance, and restoration of physical, mental, and social well-being. 

Faculty members in the College of Health and Human Services are committed to the transdisciplinary model of research where we work with students and our community partners to discover and apply scientific knowledge that serve the public and produces tangible benefits to human benefits to human benefits in all their diversity. 

Currently faculty and students are involved in research projects centered on vulnerable populations including child and family health promotion, health risk behavior change, management of chronic diseases, gerontology, nursing education, simulation, clinical research,  social work education and intervention with a specific focus on strengths-based practice,

Specific areas of interest for Research and Scholarship within CHHS can be found here.

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