The APG faculty's portfolio of research activity is robust and highly productive. Research efforts are funded by grants from the Department of Defense and the National Institutes of Health as well as from diverse foundations and other sources. 

APG Faculty members use state-of-the art techniques and scientific rigor in research programs that thrive in combination with the strengths of the department and contribute to the overall mission of the University.

Research interests within the department include neurotrauma and neurodegenerative diseases with consideration of cardiovascular factors, the role of the immune system response to trauma and stress, and chronic pain. The department has outstanding expertise for genetic sequencing and analysis of genetic susceptibility including bioinformatics applicable to genetic and genomic approaches to understanding injury and disease. 

The department encourages research programs that integrate mechanistic studies with translational approaches to understand pathophysiology and identify therapeutic targets and potential treatments for protection, repair and recovery. 

 APG faculty members are highly collaborative with investigators in other departments at USU and externally with federal, academic and commercial partners.