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Through innovative public health research, the faculty investigates determinants of different disease, as well as effective prevention and intervention strategies that will ultimately advance population health through training and dissemination of ground breaking discoveries.

Our faculty’s research programs cover the spectrum of public health including:

  • Built Environment and Human Health
  • Treatment Research on Adolescent Drug Abuse
  • Environmental and Occupational Exposures and Human Health
  • Tobacco Control
  • Prevention of adolescent tobacco and drug use, and HIV sexual risk behaviors
  • Family-based interventions and intervention science
  • Global Health & Vector-Borne Infectious Diseases
  • Malaria and Dengue Control
  • Health Economics
  • HIV Prevention, Care and Treatment Research
  • Mathematical models of epidemics
  • Genetics and genomics
  • Cultural and social process in risk and protection
  • Statistics/Biostatistics
  • Cancer Epidemiology
  • Justice System Reform

Currently, there are 42 full-time faculty involved in highly interdisciplinary translational research, as well as an active group of secondary and voluntary faculty from across the university, the community and beyond who are leaders in their respective fields.

Our faculty work on research projects in countries throughout South America, the Caribbean, the Middle East, and Africa. These programs provide new understanding and effective dissemination strategies that result in important and timely impacts on the health of populations, both locally and nationally.