Advancing Health Through Research

researchers at UCSF School of Nursing

Innovative discoveries define the School of Nursing's research enterprise.

The School consistently ranks among the nation's top nursing schools in federal research funding. In 2021, the School ranked No. 1 among public institutions in National Institutes of Health funding, and No. 3 overall nationwide.

Our research breakthroughs improve the health and wellbeing of our communities — locally, nationally and globally. Across the School, including our renowned doctoral and post-doctoral programs, our faculty, scholars, students, alumni and staff are committed to advancing health equity for all.  

The following five research themes serve as the focus of our research mission:

  • Health Equity
  • Community and Population Health
  • Digital Health, 'Omics and Data Science
  • Aging and Life Course
  • Symptom Science