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. For 2021, the School led the country as the No. 1 recipient of National Institutes of Health grants, securing $13.2 million to fund research that drives advancements in health.

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