There are 11 research units in charge of the Faculty's research. Disciplines are integrated into these units, the names of which partly emphasize the focus areas of the research of the faculty.

Research is also integrated into research groups of Medical Research Center Oulu. MRC Oulu is a strategic research organization of the Northern Ostrobothnia Hospital District and the University of Oulu offering multidisciplinary research environment for clinical, translational and health care socioeconomic research. Biopankki Borealis is a part of research in hospital. Some research groups are also members of Biocenter Oulu, which is an umbrella organization within the Biosciences and Health research focus area of the University of Oulu.

The research focus areas are categorized into international top level research and promising, future research areas. The first category consists e.g. of cardiovascular research and system epidemiology utilizing among others the Northern Finland Birth cohort data. Pediatric research has grown to be a world-class science. Strong, future research areas are e.g. ┬ámedical imaging, physics and technology ÔÇôresearch, translational and environmental and respiratory research as well as ICT and health -research, society- and business-oriented research. The Centre for Health and Technology (CHT) is innovating connected health solutions together with researchers and entrepreneurs e.g. by coordinating the research, development and innovation activities of the OuluHealth ecosystem.

Last updated: 19.11.2018