Health Data Warehouse (HDW)
A collaboration between the College of Health and Lehigh Business, the HDW is an invaluable resource for faculty and students engaged in data analytic health research across Lehigh University. Through partnerships with industry, government, nonprofits and peer academic institutions, the HDW holds substantial repositories of data related to health and healthcare, which it makes available for research use.
Modern techniques in molecular biology including -omic analyses opened new avenues for examining the cellular and molecular determinants of health. The Biospecimen Repository enables human biospecimen collection and processing, and subsequent storage and analysis of biological markers for research in precision medicine. The HST building is home to a tissue processing laboratory and freezer room for mechanical and liquid nitrogen freezers to accommodate scalable collection of biospecimens for population health research. The biospecimen repository is a key resource to support the cohort studies and the implementation of analyzing multiple integrated -omic assays combined with self-reported and electronically ascertained health information (claims and electronic health records).
The Data Visualization Laboratory
The Data Visualization Laboratory (DV) occupies 700+ square feet in the HST building. In support of the research and teaching missions of the COH, the DV lab showcases technologies for faculty and student researchers and their external partners. As technology advances, the DV lab will develop training and consulting services to disseminate information about new tools, support integration of new technologies into coursework and facilitate partnerships that link faculty and students with external resources for new and useful tools.
Survey Research Laboratory
Community Partnership Engagement Space
Open Plan Wet and Dry Lab Space
Flexible, open laboratories accommodate immediate expansion and contraction of research groups with minimal disruption. The open-lab zones house wet programs for chemistry and chemical engineering; damp labs for life-science research; and dry zones for prototyping and fabrication. The lab zones are situated adjacent to the computational research labs within the building’s open office work area.