SCORE Initiative – Sustaining Collaborative Opportunities for Research and Education

This inter-institute effort is to recognize, support and build interdisciplinary research and education at Appalachian. This initiative will provide support for research, creative and scholarly endeavors, as well as community outreach and programs between RIEEE and IHHS which include programs focused on environment, energy, and economics as well as holistic well-being with the overarching goal of improving lives.

Partners in this effort are: Research Institute for Environment, Energy and Economics (RIEEE), Blue Cross NC Institute for Health and Human Services (BCNC IHHS), and The Office of Research.

SCORE Grant Program

Purpose: Funding will support interdisciplinary Communities of Practice to develop projects that involve research themes supported both in the College of Health Sciences and the RIEEE. Communities of Practice may be composed of faculty members, graduate and undergraduate students, EHRA administrative staff, and others such as research professors and external collaborators. We encourage investigators who receive SCORE funding to submit external proposals through the IHHS, RIEEE, or the related centers, when appropriate.

The next cycle will be announced in late Spring 2018. When the next cycle is open, you can access the grant application here.


Lunch Series (archive)

Environmental Health


RheingansRichard Rheningans, Sustainable DevelopmentEnvironment, Equity, and Health: How social vulnerability amplifies environmental health threats
BattistaRebecca Battista, Health & Exercise SciencePromoting healthy outdoor play and exercise for children and youth through interdisciplinary research
DollSusan Doll, Sustainable Technology and the Built Environment

Impact on Environment and Human Health: the double-edged sword of technology

Disaster Preparedness

ShayElizabeth Shay, Geography & PlanningPets and other animals as barriers to disaster preparedness 

MacNamaraMaureen MacNamara, Social Work

 McGradyElizabeth McGrady, Health Care ManagementA cybersecurity risk assessment checklist to prevent breaches of patient health information
SuggMaggie Sugg, Geography & PlanningMeasures of Emergency Preparedness Contributing to Nursing Home Resilience  


 LaneSandi Lane, Health Care Management Program

Campus Opportunities

AppalAIR (Appalachian Atmospheric Interdisciplinary Research)
Chair: Howard Neufeld, neufeldhs@appstate.edu

AppAqua (Appalachian Aquatic Science Research)
Jeffrey Colby, colbyj@appstate.edu

AppalFRESH (Appalachian Food Research for Equity, Sustainability and Health)
Join the AppalFRESH Google Group

Bee Happy
James Wilkes, wilkesjt@appstate.edu

Carbon Accounting Group
Gregg Marland, marlandg@appstate.edu

The NEXUS: Biomass Greenhouse Heating Systems for Season Extension
Ok-Youn Yu, yuo@appstate.edu
Jeremy Ferrell, ferrelljc@appstate.edu

Vulnerability and Resilience: Southern Appalachian Mountain Region
Maggie Sugg, kovachmm@appstate.edu

Database of Faculty Research Expertise at Appalachian 

Collaborative Grant Opportunities

Please check back for more information.