Centers & Institutes
Educating Tomorrow's Leaders for a Healthier World
The research centers within the College of Health Sciences promote health and well-being. We encourage you to explore the websites of each center to learn more about on-going research and project opportunities that make a difference to people's lives.
Center for Health and Disease Research
Performs basic and applied research in the areas of chronic and acute health problems, such as cardiovascular disease, eye disease, cancer, diabetes, obesity, inflammation and Alzheimer's disease. The Center functions as a cohesive, interdisciplinary facility, which serves to unify scientists with common interests.
Contact Director: Thomas Wilson
Center for Health Promotion and Research
Develops strategies for preventing illness, injury and fatalities as well as promoting health. The Center works with other UMass Lowell centers, institutes, colleges and departments, along with community-based and advocacy groups, government, employers, labor unions, environmental and environmental justice organizations, and healthcare providers.
Contact Directors: Craig Slatin, Barbara Mawn
Kerr Ergonomics Institute
Promotes injury prevention, fosters the development of effective work processes, and develops sound industrial and public policy by providing consultation and training to local, national, and international companies and public agencies.
Contact Director: Robert Karasek
Lowell Center for Sustainable Production
Uses rigorous science, collaborative research, and innovative strategies to promote healthy communities, workplaces and products. UMass Lowell faculty, staff and graduate students work collaboratively with citizen groups, workers, businesses, institutions and government agencies to build healthy work environments, thriving communities, and viable businesses that support a more sustainable world.
Contact Director: David Kriebel
Toxics Use Reduction Institute
Provides research, training, technical support, laboratory services and grant programs to help Massachusetts companies and community groups reduce the use of toxic chemicals while enhancing the economic competitiveness.
Contact Director: Michael J. Ellenbecker
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The New England Consortium
Provides dynamic hands-on, participatory health and safety training. With simulated work tasks and mock incidents, the training provides students with a better understanding of work-site hazards and how to properly respond in emergencies.
Contact Director: Craig Slatin
Center for the Promotion of Health in the New England Workplace
Evaluates the feasibility, effectiveness, and economic benefits of integrating occupational health and safety with health promotion interventions to improve employee health.
Contact Director: Laura Punnett