Participating Units/External Partners

Participating Units

One distinctive feature of the Brain Health Research Institute at Kent State is the wide diversity and range of its research. These researchers represent over 25 departments throughout the Kent State University System in the following colleges:

College of Architecture and Environmental Studies

College of Arts and Sciences

College of the Arts

College of Business

College of Communication Studies

College of Education, Health and Human Services

College of Nursing

College of Public Health


External Partners

Working together with external partners that include Akron Children’s Hospital, the Cleveland Brain Health Initiative, the Cleveland Clinic and the Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED), our goal is to translate basic neuroscience discoveries into new treatments and care for brain and nervous system diseases.

Akron Children's Hospital

Akron Children’s Hospital includes pediatric experts in developmental and behavioral pediatrics, neurobehavioral psychology, neurology, neurosurgery and physical medicine and rehabilitation.

Cleveland Brain Health Initiative

The Cleveland Brain Health Initiative is an interdisciplinary, inter-institutional organization of faculty that works with fellows and students on each of the Case Western Reserve School of Medicine campuses.

Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health is a unique and exciting concept in medicine: a medical center dedicated solely to the pursuit of more effective treatments for brain diseases and to the provision of state-of-the-art care for patients affected by these diseases and their families.

Northeast Ohio Medical University

The Northeast Ohio Medical University conducts research within its colleges as well as through six Research Focus Areas:

  • Community-Based Mental Health
  • Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism
  • Hearing
  • Heart and Blood Vessel Disease
  • Musculoskeletal
  • Neurodegenerative Disease and Aging