Texas Tech University

Strategic Plan

The Texas Tech Obesity Research Institute (ORI) conducts interdisciplinary research to address the complexity of Obesity from the biological, behavioral, environmental and societal aspects. This centralized research infrastructure promotes translational, basic, clinical and community research to understand the etiology, complications and effective prevention and treatment of Obesity. The ultimate goal is to take an active role in improving quality of life, locally and globally.

Our Strategic Plan


Our Vision

Achieve national leadership and recognition in interdisciplinary Obesity research and education.

Our Mission

Develop interdisciplinary basic clinical and community translational research to prevent and treat Obesity along with its related complications, using innovative collaborations and strategic partnerships.

Our Values

  • Integrity & Trust
  • Respect for Interdisciplinary Teamwork & Diversity
  • Mentoring & Training
  • Compassion & Dedication
  • Multidisciplinary & Dynamic Knowledge Development and Dissemination


Strategic Priorities and Goals

Strategic Planning Report 2019-2025

Priority 1
Expand and Enhance Research and Creative Scholarship

Priority 2
Enhance Academic Environment through Faculty, Postdoc and Student Success and Diversity

Priority 3
Further Outreach and Multidisciplinary Collaborations (Internal and External)

Access 2014-2017 Strategic Planning Report here.