Center for Excellence for Self-Management Advancement through Research & Translation

SMART Center
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Welcome to the SMART Center

The SMART Center is a National Institute of Nursing Research/National Institute of Health-funded Center of Excellence to build the Science of Self-Management. The SMART center engages in interdisciplinary collaboration and partnerships to develop and support programs of research regarding self-management of health and illnesses.

A recent focus of the SMART Center is to expand knowledge related to the brain-behavior connections associated with self-management (P30 NR015326, 2014-2019). View the abstract.

Aims of the SMART Center

  • Expand knowledge related to self-management through interdisciplinary investigations of self-management
  • Expand the number of research projects aimed at improving our scientific understanding of the brain-behavior connections specific to self-management of health and illness
  • Increase the number of investigators conducting research targeted at the brain-behavior connections specific to self-management of health and illness
  • Serve as a national leader in research and dissemination of research findings to the scientific communities

SMART Center Cores:

The above cores provide resources for researchers in the self-management field and coordinate their efforts to advance the science of self-management. In addition, a series of pilot studies are funded by the SMART Center.