Kent State researchers are studying what Alzheimer’s treatments, learning strategies for at-risk students, safe weight loss methods and the opioid epidemic have in common? They’re all areas being transformed by Kent State’s nationally recognized efforts in Brain Health Research. We are changing the way the world thinks about the brain by tapping faculty across the entire university and connecting them through the new Brain Health Research Institute (BHRI).


  • New Grant for Alzheimer’s Research

    New Grant for Alzheimer’s Research

    Kent State psychology professor John Gunstad, Ph.D., has 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.

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. Kent State provides training in brain research in the psychology department to 300+ undergraduate students each year and more than 700 students have earned their Ph.D. through this program to date.