Health & Human Performance
Understanding the range of human capabilities and responses is essential to knowing how the application of human factor engineering principles can improve healthcare and performance. New challenges in human performance are emerging as machines become more capable of augmenting humans. UArizona is poised to address this need, particularly in the dynamic environments of medicine, military and athletics.
Our Health Science Competencies
UArizona’s Institute on Place, Wellbeing, and Performance (UA IPWP) seeks to redefine human health to fully encompass the role of the built and green environment in health and wellbeing through research, education, practice, and policy change. The IPWP’s multi-disciplinary team carries out research to quantify these factors in real time and real place scenarios.
The Social, Cognitive, and Affective Neuroscience (SCAN) Lab at UArizona uses advanced techniques including functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), structural neuroimaging, diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS), cognitive neuropsychological assessment, and ambulatory monitoring of circadian rhythmicity to study the neurocircuitry underlying intelligence, risk-taking, resilience, aversive conditioning, and more. The lab studies these systems in healthy individuals and in patients suffering from various forms of brain pathology, including mild traumatic brain injury, clinical anxiety disorders such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), panic disorder, simple phobias, and depressive illness.
UArizona’s BIO5 Institute connects and mobilizes hundreds of world-class plant, animal, and human bio scientists, engineers, physicians, and computational researchers to develop creative solutions for complex health challenges. BIO5 initiatives and projects align with areas of state and national need and for which University of Arizona faculty already have significant expertise. This strategy catalyzes the capacity to expand impact, economic opportunity and external funding opportunities.
UArizona Health Sciences By The Numbers
$173,500,000 Research Awards
Top 20 Public Research University
Health Science Laboratories and Research Centers
The University of Arizona Health Sciences reaches across the state and well beyond its borders to provide health-care education, research, patient care and service to Arizonans and their neighbors today and into the future. The below centers are just a few of the areas that support our research excellence.
Key Facts About Health Science
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Health Science News
To date, 48% of students enrolled on main campus have voluntarily uploaded proof of vaccination via a secure Campus Health website. The actual number of vaccinated students is believed to be much higher.
With the second week of the fall semester underway, University of Arizona President Robert C. Robbins is continuing to urge students and employees to get vaccinated, get tested for COVID-19 regularly and follow mask requirements in indoor spaces where adequate and continuous distance is not possible to maintain.
During a virtual briefing on Monday, Robbins said the university is monitoring public health conditions on campus and in the surrounding community.
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