Research & discoveries that serve our local community.

Research Reaching Houston

Reginald Adams, "Pulling Together", March 31, 2000. Photo courtesy of University of Houston.

Timely & Necessary

Research Areas

How does a university fuel a city as complex and diverse as Houston? By addressing problems head-on. UH researchers in the soon-to-be third largest city in the U.S. are making discoveries and fueling innovation.

Community Health Mosaic

Community Health

Health Care Needs & Accessibility

Health Equity Mosaic.

Health Equity

Disparities & Solutions

Local economy mosaic.

Local Economy

Business & Finance

Natural disaster mosaic.

Natural Disasters

Mitigating Hurricanes & Floods

Regional environment mosiac.

Regional Environment

Humans & the Natural Environment

Safey and security mosaic.

Safety & Security

First responders & Cybersecurity

Social Justice

Social Justice

Equality & Progress

Urban infrastructure mosaic.

Urban Infrastructure

Design & Resiliency

UH’s Research...

...has a way of finding its way into every aspect of residents’ lives. UH researchers hypothesize ways to make Houston sustainable, vibrant and unique.

Research. Service. Leadership.

Beyond the Laboratory

Houston is a microcosm of our world. UH researchers go into the city of Houston and our region to improve the quality of life for residents.

Research at UH is focused on solving societal challenges, especially in Houston. We are putting a lot of effort into impacting society in a very deliberate way.

Amr Elnashai

Vice President for Research and Technology Transfer

Impact of Research

Featured Stories

The heartbeat of Houston starts with UH’s multidisciplinary research ventures and circulates outward, partnering with the city and impacting residents by igniting meaningful change.

UH professor Hanadi Rafai tests flood waters with her research team.

Testing the Waters

Fungus grows on the outside of a wood barn.

Weathering the Weather

Professor Guerra Thompson speaks on crime lab reform.

Cleaning Up the Crime Lab

Aerial view of the Houston Ship Channel

Forecasting COVID's Economic Impact on Houston

Community members participate in a group exercise class facilitated by UH TOUCH.

Serving Houston's Underserved