The Appalachian Institute to Advance Health Equity Science (ADVANCE) promotes research that contributes to the developing science of health equity and population health improvement through the study of health outcomes and services, as well as social factors that impact health. ADVANCE fosters social science and health services research to reduce health disparities based on a wide range of social factors, and it supports research collaboration across Ohio University and with community-based research partners.
ADVANCE supports faculty research from multiple disciplines, departments, methods, and schools across Ohio University in order to foster team science and facilitate clinical and community research partnerships. We do this through collaborative meetings and events, partnerships, data support, and other forms of support.
OHIO researcher receives more than $1 million in funding from the National Institute on Drug AbuseNovember 17, 2022
Berkeley Franz, Ph.D., was awarded over $1 million by the National Institute on Drug Abuse for two separate studies that are aimed at helping provide resources to combat the opioid epidemic.Read More
Ohio University’s Heritage College to bring researchers together through new Translational Research FacilityNovember 1, 2022
Ohio University’s Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine will start work on a new facility on the Athens campus dedicated to translational research.Read More
Appalachian institute expands focus to advance health equity research locally and globallyOctober 21, 2022
The institute formerly known as the Appalachian Rural Health Institute has broadened its focus beyond rural health and expanded its reach beyond Appalachia. It now operates as the Appalachian Institute to Advance Health Equity Science (ADVANCE).Read More