Research

A solutions-oriented approach

Arizona State University is a forerunner in research productivity. More importantly, ASU research is use-inspired, socially embedded, a catalyst for change and innovation, and highly responsive to real-world problems. The Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions leads the university in the production of research that has system-wide and largescale impact on a myriad of social, behavioral, economic, and political challenges. Through rigorous applied research, we are developing solutions with the potential to better our response to pressing issues and positively impact our communities locally, nationally and globally.

Solutions more often than not require work that gets out of academic silos. Although our disciplines appear diverse, the commonality is clear in the projects that we take on: social work and criminology share strong links around the cycles of victimization and criminality that must be broken; vibrant urban centers require efficient administration and robust public participation as much as safety and economic vitality.

A new statewide survey of adolescents in Arizona finds alarmingly high rates of e-cigarette use as well as use of marijuana concentrates, and an Arizona State University professor who led the...Read more

Dignity Health and Arizona State University have announced the 2018 awardees of the Collaborative Strategic Initiatives Program, which offers grants to ASU faculty and Dignity Health...Read more

Guns — few issues evoke as much passion and raw emotion from almost all corners of society. No matter what your opinion of them is, they are a defining part of what it means to be an American....Read more

Medical and academic researchers are conducting the first major study in 20 years on firearm injuries and deaths of children and teens. The $5 million project seeks to reduce the number of young...Read more

Editor's note: Opening week continued at the Ambassador Barbara Barrett & Justice Sandra Day O’Connor Washington Center at ASU. Find the current day's blog...Read more

Many universities have a presence in Washington, D.C.: a lobbyist, an internship coordinator, or a few folks who hand out swag and try to wrangle money out of federal agencies.

But Arizona...Read more

Doctors have myriad life-saving technologies at their fingertips, but they can all be rendered useless without human warmth and community connection.

That’s what drives the work of Crista...Read more

A $7 million grant from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD), of the National Institutes of Health, will fund a specialized research “Center for Excellence” at...Read more

Ramona Denby-Brinson is a professor and associate dean of research for the College of Public Service and Community Solutions. She’s leading an effort to expand research efforts within the...Read more

Arizona State University is a key player in a new health research initiative designed to harness the expertise of scientists across the state to treat diseases like cancer and address such...Read more

In 2015, the Volcker Alliance conducted an evaluation of three state’s budgeting practices. Now that work is going nationwide and Arizona State University’s Center for Urban Innovation is one of...Read more

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