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

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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. 

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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.

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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. 

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Psychology professors Eun-Jeong Lee and Nicole Ditchman are collaborating to develop a 10-week online educational curriculum for Black students with disabilities that is aimed at helping them advance into careers in STEM fields.

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.