Research Academies

Academy for Population Health Innovation

APHI is a novel collaborative between UNC Charlotte and the Mecklenburg County Public Health Department designed to advance the health of our community.  APHI’s core is built around the application of data and best evidence to understand and address community health needs.

Academy for Research on Community Health, Engagement, and Services 

ARCHES is dedicated to improving health in vulnerable communities, and to advancing the scientific and social missions of the health and health-related sciences through collaborative, participatory, and multispecialty approaches.

Academy for Veteran and Military Health

AVMH is dedicated to improving health and community reintegration of military affiliated populations (veterans, service members, and their families).  The academy is developing and providing effective instruction, actionable research, and support services to address the challenges and health disparities facing transitioning service members, veterans, and their families.

Research on Women's Health Interest Group

R-WHIG is dedicated to the advancement of women’s health using an interdisciplinary approach that promotes the exchange of ideas, collaborations, dissemination of research findings, and mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students interested in women’s health. 

Race and Social Equity Academy

The Race and Social Equity Academy (RASE) fosters the scholarship of practice and research focused on advancing racial and social parities within the community. Along with empirical scholarship, we support race dialogue through intellectual discourse, bringing together thought leaders in our community representing a variety of perspectives on race and social equity matters. 

Academy for Clincal Practice, Education, and Scholarship

ACES is committed to improving nursing clinical practice and education through interdisciplinary scholarship.

Health Analytics and Outcomes Research Academy (HAnORA)

HAnORA’s mission is to enhance the health analytics and outcomes research capacity of CHHS through collaboration of investigators from diverse research foci (basic science to epidemiology) within the college, university, and community partners in order to discover research opportunities, effectively share resources, and seek funding of research that advances the knowledge and skills of disciplines.