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.
Health and Wellness
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.
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.
Psychology Associate Professor Gregory Chasson re-creates the home environment via virtual reality to help people who struggle with hoarding disorder.
Information technology and management student and health care worker Tim Truty uses innovative camera techniques learned in the classroom to continue Alzheimer's research during pandemic.
Psychology faculty members Eun-Jeong Lee and Nicole Ditchman won the American Rehabilitation Counseling Association 2020 Research Award for their breakthrough paper.
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.