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Research at AU

Known as a college-centered research university, AU values scholar-teachers who are fully engaged both in research and in undergraduate and graduate teaching.

American University, a Carnegie-classified research university, is deeply committed to creating knowledge, including creative and professional activity, in the arts, humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and the professions. We strongly support research by our students and faculty.

Research Impact

I am one of only a handful of researchers working in nutritional neuroscience.

I conduct clinical trials to evaluate how removal of certain food additives, along with improving nutrient intake in the diet, can directly treat neurological symptoms such as headache/migraine, cognitive deficits, memory loss, attentional issues, fatigue, and chronic pain. To date, our lab is having good success at reducing symptoms in illnesses such as fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, and Gulf War Illness, and we are working to understand the mechanisms behind these effects.

Announcements & Events

2018-19 Faculty Research Support Grant Award

Congratulations to the faculty who have received funding to pursue their valuable research projects.

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How to Find Finding


American University has 44 Research Centers & Institutes

$24M in sponsored research grants

12 Fulbright student scholars