Labs and Research

The health policy program encourages interdisciplinary study, and you’ll have the opportunity to do research at a number of affiliated centers and laboratories aimed at resolving significant public health issues and disparities. Faculty research issues involving:

  • community health, prevention, and emergency preparedness;
  • the development of health policies affecting areas such as mental health, obesity, substance abuse, tobacco use and violence;
  • disparities, access to care and social determinants of health;
  • global healthcare management and leadership;
  • impacts of health information technologies; and
  • the patient experience and quality of care, population health, and healthcare costs and financing.

Students can get involved with these Health Policy faculty-affiliated research programs:

A total of $21.6 million in research grants were awarded to Temple’s College of Public Health in 2016. Graduate students have the opportunity to work with faculty to conduct cutting-edge research into the role of environmental factors in shaping human and ecological health. Labs include

Additional research opportunities at Temple University include the Center for Public Health Law Research, the Institute for Survey Research and the Social Science Data Library.

Carnegie Classification

In 2016, Temple was elevated to an R1 institution of “highest research activity” by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, placing it in the top 4 percent of all four-year educational institutions in the nation. Temple’s research enterprise distinguishes itself through its focus on community, and using advances in technology to make a positive impact on people’s lives.

Research Funding

In 2016, the National Science Foundation placed the university among the top 100 in terms of research expenditures, which amounted to $242 million. Learn more about the university’s research support efforts.