Research for a better future

Faculty members are tackling some of the world’s greatest health challenges, from infectious diseases to chronic conditions, such as diabetes, substance use and obesity.

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No. 9 The College of Public Health and Health Professions is ranked No. 9 in NIH research funding among schools of public health at public universities

$36 million in total research awards FY19-20

8 NIH-funded training programs



Areas of expertise include clinical trials and epidemiology, study design, survey methodology, decision theory, generalized linear models, longitudinal data analysis, survival analysis, structural equation models and diagnostic testing.

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Research areas focus on cancer, mental disorders, addiction, women’s health, chronic diseases, infectious diseases, bioinformatics, HIV and the environment.

Our Community, Our Health

Health Services Research

Faculty research has real-life application for improving health care delivery and patient outcomes for conditions such as sickle cell anemia, diabetes, hypertension and periodontal disease.

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One Health

Research is designed to bridge the gap between various areas of animal, plant, and human health to improve the well being of all species.

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Social and Behavioral Sciences

Faculty research areas include community-engaged research, health equity for underserved populations, tobacco cessation and health promotion for people with disabilities, prevention and treatment of adult obesity, and public health and educational technology.

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