Research

Faculty, staff and students within the Division of Public Health Sciences focus their energy, expertise and collaboration on making communities and populations healthier. Our researchers examine the impact of behaviors, communication, health screenings, treatments, environment and more. Their research findings are used to improve clinical care strategies and improve health across the life course.

Research Overview at a Glance

For a breakdown of expertise, download the PHS Faculty Research Methods Expertise (PDF).

RESEARCH TYPE/FOCUS PUBLIC HEALTH SCIENCES FACULTY 
Epidemiology Joaquin Barnoya, Yin CaoGraham Colditz, Bettina Drake, Feng GaoYing Liu, Margaret Olsen, Yikyung ParkSiobhan Sutcliffe, Adetunji Toriola, Yan Yan, Elizabeth Yanik
Chronic Disease Prevention Joaquin Barnoya, Yin CaoEbony CarterSu-Hsin ChangGraham Colditz, Kia DavisBettina Drake, Cynthia HerrickYing Liu, Yikyung ParkSiobhan Sutcliffe, Adetunji Toriola, Erika WatersElizabeth Yanik
Cancer Prevention Yin CaoKenneth Carson, Su-Hsin Chang, Graham Colditz, Bettina Drake, Aimee James, Erin LinnenbringerYing LiuMary Politi, Siobhan SutcliffeAdetunji Toriola, Jean Wang
Biostatistics Feng Gao, Jeff GillEsther Lu, Rosy Luo, Siobhan SutcliffeYan Yan, Kim Trinkaus, Ningying Wu, Yu Tao
Community-Based Participatory Research Kia DavisBettina Drake, Jean HunlethAimee James, Esther Lu
Comparative Effectiveness Kenneth Carson, Su-Hsin Chang, Graham Colditz, Margaret Olsen, Mary PolitiYan Yan 
Health Disparities Kenneth Carson, Graham Colditz, Kia DavisBettina DrakeCynthia Herrick, Jean HunlethAimee JamesErin Linnenbringer, Ying LiuMary PolitiJean Wang, Erika Waters
Public Health Joaquin BarnoyaRoss Brownson, Ebony Carter, Kia DavisGraham Colditz, Sarah Gehlert, Jean HunlethElizabeth Yanik
Cancer Genetics and Genomics Yin CaoGraham ColditzErin Linnenbringer, Rosy Luo, Erika Waters
Health Literacy and Communication
Aimee James, Esther LuMary Politi, Erika Waters
Health Economics and Health Econometrics  Su-Hsin Chang, Graham Colditz