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:
- The Public Health Law Research Program and
- The Fox Chase Cancer Center Cancer Prevention and Control Program.
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
- the Biostatistics Support Center,
- the Environmental Quality and Technology Laboratory, and
- the Gerontology Research Laboratory.