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Research and Partners

The College of Health is the nexus of health research at Lehigh. Our mission is to improve the health and well-being of the people of the Lehigh Valley, as well as communities across the country and around the world.

In collaboration with Lehigh’s other four colleges, our data-driven areas of research include:

Research Institutes

Lehigh’s College of Health is home to three interdisciplinary institutes that focus on conducting investigative research on specific topics and areas of expertise. Lehigh and its partners invest in research institutes that excel at focused and multidisciplinary studies, working together to solve problems both locally and globally. We study, analyze, and develop knowledge in areas of health using collaboration and communication to help generate discoveries.

Institute for Indigenous Studies (IIS)

Institute of Health Policy & Politics (IHPP)

Children's Environmental Precision Health Institute (CEPH)

Contact Us

Anand Jagota, PhD
Associate Dean for Research, College of Health
Professor and Founding Chair, Department of Bioengineering Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Sciences
(610) 758-4396

  • Promote internal and external research collaboration
  • Identify and develop research pillars
  • Research perspective on faculty growth
  • Support interdisciplinary research teams

Matthew Mattern
Senior Director of Nonprofit Engagement

  • Internal grant opportunities
  • Foundation/Nonprofit engagement
  • Corporate engagement
  • Industry partnerships

Heather Messina
Assistant Director of Administration

  • External Federal and State proposal development and award management
  • Industry contract review and process management
  • Subrecipient and subcontract coordination

Holly Murtaugh
Pre-Award Research Coordinator

  • Funding opportunity search and ideation support
  • Proposal coordination and development
  • College-level research administration support