Health Sciences Research Institute

Contribute to the HSRI and protect the health of future generations.

The Health Sciences Research Institute (HSRI) is one of three UC Merced signature interdisciplinary research institutes. The goal of the Health Sciences Research Institute is to catalyze important new research on complex human health issues, while simultaneously leading the nation in multidisciplinary, research-based education. The HSRI is poised to play a strong leadership role in the San Joaquin Valley and act as a bridge for cutting-edge health research and biotechnology industry partners.


The HSRI seeks knowledge that will lead to solutions to the health issues affecting community well being in the San Joaquin Valley, the state and the world. Your contribution will support research for many of these health issues, including:

• Asthma

• Childhood and adult obesity

• Diabetes

• Cancer

• Hypertension and heart disease

• Risky teen behaviors and tobacco use

• Sexually Transmitted Diseases

• Hepatitis


The HSRI forms synergistic research teams by leveraging the expertise found across our entire campus from the Schools of Natural Sciences, Engineering, and Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts. The HSRI will also collaborate with other UC campuses, such as UC Davis and UCSF, to widen the span of our research.


We welcome you to direct any inquiries you may have to (209) 228-4401 or


Thank you for your support. Every gift makes a difference.