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 in people's lives. 

Center for Population Health and Health Disparities
Investigates complex interactions of diet, stress and cardiovascular disease on the Puerto Rican population living in the Boston area. The Center is one of ten funded by the National Institutes of Health.

Contact Director: 

Katherine Tucker 

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.

TURA 20th Anniversary Video - TURI & UMass Lowell

Contact Director: 

Michael J. Ellenbecker

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

Center for Gerontology Research & Partnerships
The Center for Gerontology Research and Partnerships fosters collaborative research on campus and within the region to promote healthy aging that enables adults to grow old with dignity.

Contact Director: 

Karen Devereaux Melillo