One of the most important ways that the School of Nursing and Health Studies serves its students, faculty, partners, and the greater hemispheric community is through its commitment to Mission Driven Research.

Dedicated to bringing positive world-changing research to fruition; faculty, staff, and students at SONHS incorporate state-of-the-art facilities with interdisciplinary, evidence-based science.  As one of the three pillars of the strategic plan for the School, Mission Driven Research represents the fulcrum that balances the other two pillars.  Research is at the very heart of education that extends well beyond the rigors of an undergraduate or graduate degree, and its impact on the community outside the bounds of the University of Miami campus embraces the leadership role in our hemisphere and beyond. 

The areas of research that encompass the current missions at SONHS represent some of the most important challenges facing the world today.  From Patient Safety and Outcomes to Disaster Preparedness, Vulnerable Populations to Global Health, Family Caregiving to Health Disparities, we are dedicated to improving delivery of care to patients and communities as well as influencing health systems and health policy.