Health

Health research not only saves lives, it improves lives and quality of life. At UAlberta health research spans the spectrum of human health and occurs in almost all our faculties. Our work includes: physical health, wellness, mental health, health law and ethics, chronic disease, environmental health, global health, health policy, infectious disease, population health, rehabilitation medicine, physiology, nutrition, physical activity, aging, health systems, economics and equity, women and children's health, physical activity, transplant science, chronic disease, water, imaging and diagnostics, biotech and biomedical engineering to name a few.

Research facilities + partners
Our health research faculties include: five partner hospitals, clinical trial infrastructure and multiple advanced facilities that facilitate and support our work, while our Health Sciences Council facilitates inter-disciplinary research and training across nine faculties.

Alberta health authority, Alberta Health Services, is a health research key partner. A collaboration that includes six teaching hospitals (University of Alberta Hospital, Stollery Children's Hospital, Glenrose Hospital, Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute, the Cross Cancer Institute and the Royal Alexandra Hospital), as well as the Northern Alberta Clinical Trials and Research Centre.

Accelerating health innovation
Our research drives new health care solutions and technologies, and led to the creation of 50+ spinoffs, the vast majority Edmonton and Alberta-based. 

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An emerging approach to health and wellness, Precision Health (PH) is using technological advances to better health and understand, diagnose and treat disease. PH harnesses AI, data and genetic, developmental, behavioural, environmental and social factors to better assess and manage health.