Welcome to the Clemson University School of Health Research

The Clemson University School of Health Research is a multidisciplinary unit facilitating health research and scholarship. Since 2013, the Clemson University School of Health Research has been a key entity for health-related scholarship and collaboration, with more than 160 Clemson faculty engaged in health research impacting the community with local and national impact. Clemson FORWARD, Clemson University’s strategic plan, has an emphasis on six innovation clusters, one of which is health innovation. The work by CUSHR researchers is critical to meeting the health innovation goals of Clemson’s strategic plan, and CUSHR is proud to support health-related scholarship at Clemson and with our partners.

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Better Together

That’s the hallmark of a bold partnership between Clemson University and health care systems that has created the Clemson University School of Health Research (CUSHR), a multidisciplinary unit of Clemson that facilitates health research and scholarship. Clemson has collaborated with Furman University, the Greenwood Genetic Center, the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), Prisma Health, and the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville. Through these partnerships, Clemson brings a wealth of research and educational expertise, and the health care systems offer the clinical opportunities students and researchers need to put their ideas into action. The result? Breakthroughs in health care delivery, access and affordability that make a difference in the doctor’s office, the operating room, and beyond.

Become a CUSHR Faculty Fellow

The Clemson University School of Health Research is looking for its next cohort of Faculty Fellows. These fellows are tenured or tenure-track faculty members who are embedded in a Prisma Health department for an academic semester and summer in order to produce health-related scholarship. Through this opportunity, the Fellow shifts focus from regular teaching duties to developing a comprehensive research agenda with their host clinical department and serve as a bridge to additional collaborative research.

Applications are due to cushr@clemson.edu by July 15, 2022. Download the application.

Faculty members with inquiries should contact Thomas Britt at TWbritt@clemson.edu, with any questions.

HSC Seed Grants Awarded

Congratulations to the researchers who were awarded HSC Seed Grants. Click here to see a complete list of recipients and their projects.


AVS One Health Research Group

Dr. Jeryl Jones, Professor of Animal and Veterinary Sciences and CUSHR Scholar, is leading an AVS One Health Research Group. Zoom meetings are currently scheduled on the second Friday of every month at 10 a.m. One Health has been defined by the CDC as collaborative, multisectoral, and transdisciplinary approaches—working at the local, regional, national, and global levels—with the goal of achieving optimal health outcomes recognizing the interconnection between people, animals, plants, and their shared environment. 

Here is a link to see the AVS One Health Research Group objectives and team members, many of whom are current CUSHR Faculty Scholars and health researchers. This group is currently co-sponsored by the SC TRIMH and SC BioCRAFT Centers, applying this One Health approach in the following areas:

  • Antimicrobial resistance mitigation
  • Comparative Medicine/Translational Research
  • Zoonotic Diseases
  • Disaster preparedness and response
  • Food Safety and Security
  • Human - Animal bond
  • Education and training of the next generation of One Health professionals
  • Welfare/Well-being of animals 

Should you be interested in collaborating on this multidisciplinary team, please reach out to Dr. Jones (jerylj@clemson.edu).

For more information regarding local health research events, check out our Events page

Catch up on the latest news in the CUSHR Updates and Announcements.