Health and Wellness



Throughout Illinois Tech faculty and students are exploring how we can be more healthy as individuals and 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

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Electroencephalogram (EEG) and marijuana research began in 1969, when a paper proposed that marijuana influences the electrical activity of the brain. Four years later a study was published that proved that claim. 

Tomoko Ichikawa Explains Caregiver Decision Support Tool

Institute of Design faculty member Tomoko Ichikawa has developed a Caregiver Decision Support Tool in response to the special needs of African-American caregivers and Alzheimer's patients. 


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Psychology Associate Professor Gregory Chasson re-creates the home environment via virtual reality to help people who struggle with hoarding disorder.

Peer Navigator Researchers

Psychology researchers Patrick Corrigan and Lindsay Sheehan propose using peer navigators to help improve diet and lifestyle outcomes for African Americans with severe mental illness.