Health and Wellness



Throughout Illinois Tech, faculty and students are exploring how we can be healthier as individuals and as a society. This research encompass chronic conditions, disease, the environment, food safety, medical devices, medical imaging, mental health, nutrition, and sports.

Featured Health and Wellness Research

Arlen Moller and Nikki Legate

Associate professors Nikki Legate and Arlen Moller, along with a collaborator, engaged 27,190 people to gain insights into the effectiveness of different styles of social distancing messaging.


Companies that don’t account for the needs of employees with stigmatized social identities or who come from non-traditional families could have trouble attracting a diverse, engaged workforce, according to research from Associate Professor of Management Smriti Anand. 


Through a $2.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health, Professor of Biomedical Engineering Jennifer Kang-Mieler is developing a model to measure changes in the blood flow of the eye, including the “leakiness” of blood vessel walls, which could allow doctors to diagnose diabetic retinopathy before vision loss occurs.


Mohammad Asadi, assistant professor of chemical engineering, has led the development of a breakthrough design that could lead to the commercial success of lithium-air batteries, addressing key issues that have previously kept the power source from widespread use. 

Safer Cardiac and Renal Imaging

Two longtime Armour College imaging experts have received an NIH grant to further advance their use of artificial intelligence to reduce the amount of radiation that patients are exposed to when undergoing cardiac and renal medical imaging.