Kent State University’s Brain Health Research Institute (BHRI) is committed to improving our understanding of brain function in health and disease. Our mission is focused on research and education necessary to understand the influences that impact brain health across the lifespan and the use of this knowledge as a window into the prevention and treatment of brain disease.

  • New Grant for Alzheimer's Research

    New Grant for Alzheimer's Research

    A Kent State researcher received a $2.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to expand his Alzheimer’s disease research into a national study.

  • Smartbike Eases Parkinson’s Symptoms

    Smartbike Eases Parkinson’s Symptoms

    Angela Ridgel, Ph.D., received a grant to fund the design and manufacture of a motorized therapy bike specially to help ease symptoms of Parkinson’s disease patients.

  • Studying Infertility in Women

    Studying Infertility in Women

    A Kent State researcher is studying the origin of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), a condition that affects 1 in 10 women according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 

We provide training for undergraduate and graduate students in an environment that combines hands-on access and experience of a small college with the knowledge, resources and opportunities available at a large research university. Our mission includes the development of new approaches aimed at understanding an array of neurological disorders by identifying genetic, environmental and behavioral influences that impact brain health across the lifespan.