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The Office of Research & Innovation

The Office of Research (ORI) and Innovation was created to ignite passion around research endeavors across the College of Health and Human Services. Dr. Justine Reel, associate dean of research and innovation, was hired in July 2014 to help nurture a culture ripe for increased research productivity.


The mission of the ORI is to cultivate implementation science and innovation by fostering interprofessional collaborations, community-engaged scholarship and research support for faculty and students.

What We Do

  • Provide training opportunities and workshops
  • Facilitate mentoring efforts across the college
  • Foster formal and informal research collaborations
  • Support grant and publication efforts