SON Research


As the first national research university with a 21st century demographic, The University of Texas at El Paso offers a rich and supportive research environment allowing faculty and students in the UTEP School of Nursing’s baccalaureate and graduate programs to participate in innovative health-related research opportunities.

Our research initiatives focus on investigating solutions to the health challenges affecting Hispanic and border communities.

We have developed new policy and community-based program interventions to reduce health disparities through the Hispanic Health Disparities Research Center.

Established by a grant from the National Institutes of Health National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities, the center created interdisciplinary collaborations with experts from environmental engineering, sociology, and public health to help eliminate racial and ethnic health inequalities among the rapidly growing Hispanic population.

As the SON continues to grow its research capacity, the school has developed a new strategic research plan to address health issues of global importance, including chronic disease management, health disparities, and geriatric treatment.

Starting in 2016, the plan will serve as a blueprint to guide the development of the SON’s research productivity and infrastructure, enable our faculty to launch research programs of national relevance, and drive the development of a cutting-edge translational/educational platform for our students.

With these new research priorities, the UTEP School of Nursing is committed to making the Paso del Norte region – and the rest of the world – a healthier place to live.

For more information about the SON’s strategic research plan, click here