Arizona Wellbeing Commons


How it works

Participants in the commons apply multiple perspectives, tools and expertise to the exploration of health, from molecules to societal issues.

Six broad-based and inclusive frames of reference are the basis of examination:

  • neurobiology, aging, dementias and movement disorders (led by Salvatore Oddo, PhD)
  • cancer prevention, detection, management and treatment (led by Karen Anderson, MD, PhD)
  • viruses, immunity, microbiomes and infectious disease (led by Grant McFadden, PhD)
  • nutrition, obesity, exercise and lifestyle (led by Steven Hooker, PhD)
  • mental health, substance abuse, crime and behavior change (led by Michael Shafer, PhD)
  • public health and healthcare services, law, policy and equity (led by James Hodge, JD, LLM)

Viewing wellbeing through multiple perspectives allows fresh approaches to any number of health issues, including grand challenges such as heart disease and diabetes. New collaborations will catalyze new solutions and improved outcomes in our state.


Benefits of participating

The commons will offer opportunities to collaborate and identify research alignment; enhanced mentorship of young researchers; the chance to develop and use shared resources; and an online presence that facilitates communication statewide.


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