Committed to innovative research

Allina Health advances research that improves patient outcomes, refines models of health care delivery and enhances population health for the communities we serve. Our patients' needs fuel our research at Allina Health, and our passionate staff are committed to continuing medical progress. Our drive for improving medical procedures, medications, tools and treatment options are supported through internal funding, industry, government and foundations.

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Allina Health has conducted over 600 research studies in the following areas:



Allina Health Research places compassionate and effective care at the core of our efforts. Our collaboration with Allina Health Cancer Institute has allowed us to expand our cancer research efforts and provide unique research opportunities for patients.



With the help of the Allina Health Minneapolis Heart Institute®, Metropolitan Heart and Vascular Institute, and the United Heart and Vascular Clinic; we are able to grant patients early access to treatment and medication opportunities. Learn more about cardiovascular research.


Care delivery

Our care delivery research team collaborates with clinical service lines and providers to improve health care. Patients, their families, providers and the medical community as a whole stand to benefit from our research in areas such as: critical care, emergency and medical services, hospital care and mother and baby care.


Infectious diseases

Everyone is infected by microbes at some point in their lives, which can lead to an infectious disease. Our infectious diseases research division has a very active and diverse portfolio of domestic and international infectious disease research.



Our mission to advance neuroscience research across numerous clinical programs is why we were selected to provide operational support to the John Nasseff Neuroscience Institute Research Department. With the ultimate goal of improving patient care, we have been able to apply our discoveries to patient care settings while helping researchers refine practices, techniques and therapies.



Our nursing research is dedicated to identifying opportunities focusing on clinical pain points, discussions and project preparation through collaborative efforts with patient-driven research initiatives.



The Courage Kenny® Research Center advances rehabilitation research through high-quality clinical studies. Through numerous clinical programs, Courage Kenny continues to make profound discoveries and progress while educating the public on the value of research.



Through our partnership with Twin Cities Spine Center, we are able to focus our spine research on both non-operative and operative treatments and diagnostic methodology.


Sports and orthopedics

We are committed to enhancing and producing better information and technology within the orthopedic and sports medicine community. We are improving overall medical care through research and clinical study initiatives both on our own and in collaboration with other practices. Learn more about sports and orthopedics research.


Allina Health Research Reports

At Allina Health, we are committed to innovative research that advances health outcomes, improves patient lives and promotes population health in communities we serve. View current and previous reports.

Clinical trials

Clinical trials are research studies that involve people. At Allina Health, we've conducted over 600 clinical trials across many areas of health and wellness. Clinical trials can include many benefits and risks, so be sure to learn all you can and talk with your doctor in order to determine if one is right for you or a loved one.

Research requirements

All research participation is strictly voluntary. To volunteer, participants must meet certain criteria based on factors such as age, gender and health status. Our goal is to keep participants safe and make certain that any and all questions are sufficiently answered. Learn more about if you should participate in a clinical trial or medical research.


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