Health Research

Health Research

Baylor health research spans schools and colleges across the University as we focus on environmental determinants of health, family and community determinants of health; biomedical research; health policy, law, leadership and ethics; and undergraduate health and medical education. Learn more about Baylor health research.

May 18, 2020
Common Chemicals Could Lead to Obesity and Lipid-Related Diseases
Chemical compounds found in many consumer products could be major contributors to the onset of lipid-related diseases, such as obesity, according to a Baylor University study led by Ramon Lavado, assistant professor of environmental science.
May 15, 2020
Baylor Announces Illuminate Progress, New Ph.D. Programs
Baylor University exceeded stretch goals in research expenditures and saw substantial growth in research awards over the previous fiscal year, President Linda A. Livingstone, Ph.D., shared in her quarterly report to the Board of Regents. Additionally, two new Ph.D. Programs and a Master's program have been announced.
Apr. 27, 2020
Alcoholics Anonymous Method Can Mesh Well with Other Treatments for Alcohol Misuse
Most treatment providers for individuals with alcohol use disorders are well versed in either the 12-Step Alcoholics Anonymous program or in a different treatment such as cognitive behavioral therapy — but the two approaches can mesh well, according to a Baylor University researcher.
Apr. 8, 2020
Beethoven, Sleep and Study Retention
NSF-funded study by Baylor sleep researcher Michael Scullin found students who listened to Beethoven during lecture and while they slept performed better on a test on that material in the short term.
Apr. 6, 2020
Baylor Environmental Scientist to Speak at WHO/UN Pandemic Webinar
Benjamin Ryan, clinical associate professor of environmental science, to speak at event focused on the need for stronger coordination among disaster managers and health workers during pandemics such as COVID-19.
Mar. 10, 2020
Giving Children Back Their Childhood
Baylor interior design students and faculty are assisting with the design for a hyper-clean play space for children with cancer and a host of other diseases which also may compromise immunity.
Mar. 2, 2020
Building a Lab at Baylor
Learn how virologist Kelli Barr set up her Baylor University laboratory and how quickly her lab began publishing papers--far more quickly than she anticipated thanks to Baylor's support.
Feb. 12, 2020
WATCH: White Eye App on CBS This Morning
The White Eye App, developed by Baylor professors Bryan Shaw and Greg Hamerly, is a Science Advances gold standard tool which enables parents to screen photos of their children for pediatric eye disease. CBS This Morning reports on the app, and shares how one family used the app for early detection of Coates Disease to avoid further eye damage for their six-year old son.