Welcome to the Brain Health Research Institute (BHRI) at Kent State University! The BHRI is committed to research and education aimed at making innovative discoveries about the brain and nervous system that improve the health of our communities in Northeast Ohio and beyond.
Our approach is based on the premise that a thorough understanding of brain health across the lifespan is essential as a window into prevention and treatment of brain disease.
Working together with partners in academic medicine that include Northeast Ohio Medical University, Cleveland Clinic and Akron Children’s Hospital, our goal is to translate basic discoveries into new treatments and care for brain and nervous system diseases.
The Institute serves as a vehicle for multi-disciplinary and cross-institutional collaboration in neuroscience research, breaking down traditional boundaries and bringing together faculty, students and health care professionals to help answer some of the most pressing questions of our time.
We are equally committed to training the next generation of neuroscientists at undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral levels, so that they have the tools and skills necessary to make the next transformative steps in our understanding of the brain, truly one of the final frontiers.
Private philanthropy will help propel our research and discoveries. Please join us as we work to transform the future of brain knowledge.
With appreciation and best regards,
Michael N. Lehman, Ph.D., FAAA
Director, Brain Health Research Institute