Research and Scholarship

Yale School of Nursing is within one of the world’s most distinguished research universities and proud of its role in advancing scientific knowledge. From the time it was founded, the School has expanded its research and scholarship portfolio by educating nurse leaders and researchers who will affect population health outcomes, demonstrate the highest standards of excellence in research, and innovate evidence-based approaches to health care delivery.

Faculty research at Yale School of Nursing has a sterling history, and our faculty continue to produce research and scholarship that have changed clinical practice in such areas as palliative care, symptom science, self-management of chronic illness, and maternal-child health. This nursing research has focused on cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, mental health, sleep disorders, and HIV/AIDS. Faculty consistently look at research and scholarship through the lens of addressing health inequities worldwide, and their research produces new knowledge on the social determinants of health, health policy, and global and planetary health. Nursing research at Yale will continue to evolve as new areas of science are identified.

Nursing faculty, doctoral students, and postdoctoral fellows collaborate with researchers from other professions and disciplines. With transdisciplinary colleagues, nursing faculty are conducting leading-edge translational research to address the most pressing needs of vulnerable people in the community. Key partners include the Yale Center for Clinical Investigation (YCCI)—Yale’s Clinical and Translational Science Award—through YCCI’s community outreach and engagement core, as well as the Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS (CIRA), Yale Child Study Center, and Yale Cancer Center. Yale School of Nursing nurse researchers serve as leaders and team members in these multidisciplinary and multisite endeavors. The scope of these projects is often much larger than single-site or single-investigator studies. The promise of these larger studies is a greater impact on the health and well-being of vulnerable populations.

Yale School of Nursing is committed to advancing research and scholarship through active mentorship and provision of support services throughout all phases of proposal development, conduct of research, and dissemination of results. An active academic community is the foundation for making progress toward fulfilling the School’s mission of “better health for all.”