The Health Analytics & Outcomes Research Academy (HAnORA) was created to enhance the research capacity of the College of Health & Human Services (CHHS) through a collaboration of investigators with diverse research interests within the college, university & community partners to discover research opportunities, share resources & seek funding of research.


  • ResearchIntroduce & accelerate the use of data sciences across the CHHS research portfolio.
  • Education: Provide superior data science training through Masters, Certificate & Doctoral  Programs.
  • Service: Establish UNC Charlotte as a premier data science university among health & human services organizations.


HAnORA currently has ongoing research projects led by collaborative work teams of faculty, students, clinical experts & community partners. Each research project is focused around the central DSI Research Data Hub which includes private & federal databases spanning healthcare administrative payer data, electronic medical records, surveys & population health datasets.

Contact Us

  • Dr. Laura Gunn, HAnORA Director, Associate Professor of Public Health Sciences, & Director of Health Analytics for the College of Health & Human Services: laura.gunn@uncc.edu 

  • Dr. Reuben Howden, HAnORA Associate Director, Associate Professor of Kinesiology, Faculty Fellow, Crown Scholars Program, Honors College, & Associate Director of Health Analytics for the College of Health & Human Services: rhowden@uncc.edu 


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