Advancing Research in Behavioral Sciences, Environmental Health, Biostatistics, Community Health, Epidemiology, Global Health, Health Communications, and Health Education

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Our faculty conduct research to help identify important issues related to individual and community health and address important domestic and global public health problems. The collaborative educational environment of our department allows students both at the undergraduate and graduate levels to partner with faculty on new research topics to make a difference in health of communities locally and globally.  

Faculty Research Interests

  • Child and adolescent health
  • Environmental, infectious, nutritional, and social epidemiology
  • Global health
  • Health behaviors
  • Population disease burden
  • Sexual and reproductive health
  • Stress and well-being
  • Substance abuse and violence prevention
  • Vulnerable and underserved populations
  • Women’s health