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

Brent Stephens

Arthur W. Hill Endowed Chair in Sustainability Brent Stephens, an expert in air quality and air filtration, explains the impacts of wildfires as the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration notes a trend of increased risk, citing climate change as a key driver.


The Midwest Alliance for Clean Hydrogen (MachH2), a coalition of more than 70 clean energy leaders including Illinois Tech, was selected by the United States Department of Energy to develop a regional clean hydrogen production and distribution hub as part of a $7 billion initiative funded under the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.

Grainger Prize winners 2023

A team of student researchers from Illinois Tech took home the $15,000 top prize in the third annual Grainger Computing Innovation Prize by developing a non-invasive infant health monitoring system—which incorporates artificial intelligence—to combat Sudden Unexpected Infant Death

Abhinav Bhushan

Illinois Institute of Technology Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering Abhinav Bhushan has received a National Science Foundation CAREER award to create better intestinal organoids and use them to investigate how bacteria living in the gut impact the absorption of drugs into the body.

I'm Not Okay book cover

Clinical psychologist and Associate Professor Steff Du Bois’s new book, I’m Not Okay and That’s Okay: Mental Health Microskills to Deal with Life’s Inevitable Struggles, compiles psychological strategies that are accessible to all.