Public Health

Senior-Year Research and Honors Option

As part of the program, students undertake a field-based research project in their senior year. Students who qualify for the honors track will also participate in an honors research seminar and work with a faculty-mentor on their research project.

Public health faculty are engaged in research in such areas as HIV/AIDS and substance abuse prevention both in the U.S. and in South Africa; obesity and metabolic syndrome; reproductive health choices among adolescents; barriers to health care for vulnerable populations in the U.S., primary care systems in Brazil; the design and evaluation of programs and policies aimed at improving health outcomes for children; and new methods of knowledge and resource acquisition around chronic health conditions.