Areas of Research

Advancing quality care through clinical studies

Scripps operates major research programs in various areas.

Advancing quality care through clinical studies

The knowledge gained from research and clinical studies at Scripps Health helps bring the latest treatments to our patients and advances the quality of care for people around the world.

Scripps operates major research programs in the following areas of study:


Research conducted by physicians and scientists at Scripps Health are accelerating our understanding of cancer biology and improving our ability to bring new treatments rapidly to patients. Learn more about cancer research at Scripps.

Cardiovascular disease

Scripps research in cardiovascular disease is dedicated to preventing heart disease, improving treatments and testing the latest technology to further the practice of heart care. Learn more about cardiovascular research at Scripps.


Scripps physicians are working to better understand how the skin works and develop better ways to treat skin diseases. Learn more about dermatology research at Scripps.

Diabetes and endocrinology

Clinical trials at Scripps Whittier Diabetes Institute offer new therapies and resources that may lead to an improved quality of life for people with diabetes, hypertension and lipid conditions. Learn more about diabetes and endocrinology research at Scripps.

Genomic medicine

Scripps genomic medicine is using advanced genetic sequencing technologies to bridge the gap between discovery, translation and treatment. These studies provide an opportunity to find underlying genetic causes for cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, arthritis and many other conditions. Learn more about genomic medicine research at Scripps.

Integrative medicine

Researchers at Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine study a variety of holistic treatments to determine their safety and effectiveness. While anecdotal evidence may provide clues to a treatment’s value, only rigorous clinical testing allows us to proceed with certainty. Learn more about integrative medicine research at Scripps.

Liver disease

Scripps collaborates with basic research facilities to combine biomedical research and clinical trials to uncover the underlying causes of liver disease and translate those findings into new treatments. Learn more about liver disease research at Scripps.


Scripps clinical researchers work with laboratory scientists at The Scripps Research Institute to put experimental therapies to the test and discover new treatments for patients with neurological conditions. Learn more about neurology research at Scripps.


The clinical trials at Shiley Center for Orthopedic Research and Education (SCORE) make it possible for patients to receive investigational therapies and devices for the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions. Learn more about orthopedics research at Scripps.


Scripps clinicians are constantly looking for better ways to rehabilitate patients after a serious illness, injury or surgery. Learn more about rehabilitation research at Scripps.


Our rheumatologists are involved in research projects designed to find better ways to treat patients with rheumatic conditions. Learn more about rheumatology research at Scripps.

Sleep medicine

Scripps sleep specialists help guide future advances in the diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders. Learn more about sleep medicine research at Scripps.

Trauma and emergency care

Our trauma and emergency care research aims to improve efforts to evaluate, resuscitate and manage critically injured patients. Learn more about trauma and emergency care research at Scripps.

Weight management

Researchers at the Scripps Clinic Nutrition and Metabolic Research Center work to better understand the relationship between obesity and other conditions. Learn more about weight management research at Scripps.

For more information on current research, view the active studies at Scripps.