ALRI Affiliated Centers

The ALRI will bring together experienced researchers at The University of Alabama to capitalize on the synergism of interdisciplinary collaboration while mentoring young investigators to develop productive researchers.

The ALRI will be an umbrella organization, consisting of a set of core facilities and member research centers and institutes. It will also serve as an incubator for the development of new institutes and centers. Initially, the Institute will embrace the activities of several existing research centers at UA:

  • The ALABAMA RESEARCH INSTITUTE ON AGINGĀ develops new knowledge, tests new interventions and disseminates information related to mental health and aging.
  • The CENTER FOR YOUTH DEVELOPMENT AND INTERVENTION partners with communities and schools, facilitating the implementation of translational clinical science aimed to prevent and treat mental health problems in children and adolescents.
  • The INSTITUTE FOR RURAL HEALTH RESEARCH focuses research efforts on health issues that impact people who live in rural areas. The goal is to produce useful research for communities, policymakers and healthcare providers.
  • The INSTITUTE FOR SOCIAL SCIENCE RESEARCH is an interdisciplinary organization with a broad mission to promote and conduct research in the social sciences.
  • The INSTITUTE OF BUSINESS ANALYTICS promotes the creation, transformation, and distribution of knowledge through applied analytic sciences for the advancement of evidence-based research.
  • The CENTER FOR INTERCONNECTED BEHAVIORAL AND MENTAL HEALTH SYSTEMS aims to develop interventions and conduct rigorous trials on interventions targeting mental health and behavioral concerns in the K-12 classroom.
  • The CENTER FOR INNOVATIVE RESEARCH IN AUTISM (CIRA) focuses on serving as a collaborative foundation for autism researchers to facilitate interdisciplinary innovative research on autism spectrum disorders.