Center for Transdisciplinary Collaborative Research in Self-Management Science

Jacki Hecht, Managing Director, and Miyong Kim, Director, of the TCRSS Center

Overview

The Center for Transdisciplinary Collaborative Research in Self-Management Science (TCRSS) was established through a National Institutes of Health grant in 2014. Its goal is to develop, test, and disseminate innovative self-management solutions to improve the health outcomes of people with chronic conditions.

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Broad Aim

To provide an environment that will strengthen and expand collaborative intervention research in nursing and related disciplines to improve the chronic disease self-management capacities of individuals, families, and communities.


Specific Aims

  • To provide an infrastructure dedicated to transdisciplinary collaborative research among investigators in nursing and other disciplines in order to improve self-management science.
  • To create synergy that will facilitate the development of nurse scientists who execute high-impact projects in self-management science by providing them with research training and resources as well as expert mentoring in a wide range of approaches such as biobehavior, evolving technology (e.g., engineering, computer science), business principles, and marketing methods.
  • To support transdisciplinary collaborations that will facilitate the development, testing, and evaluation of cost-effective self-management interventions for improving patient-centered care and health outcomes including health-related quality of life for individuals, families, and communities.