This academic degree is offered by the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences in Temple’s College of Public Health. Students who are interested in gaining research experience are encouraged to discuss potential opportunities with faculty researchers. Faculty research emphases within the department include
- health communication,
- cancer prevention,
- chronic disease prevention,
- maternal and child health,
- nutrition and obesity,
- organ donation,
- substance abuse, and
- The College of Public Health contains several research centers, labs and programs associated with public health disciplines, including the
- Behavioral and Cancer Epidemiology Research Program,
- Biostatistics Support Center,
- Center for Obesity Research and Education (CORE),
- Fox Chase Cancer Center Cancer Prevention and Control Program,
- Health Behavior Research Clinic,
- Public Health Law Research Center,
- Risk Communication Laboratory,
- Siminoff Research Group,
- Social and Behavioral Health Intervention Laboratory, and
- Water, Health and Applied Microbiology (WHAM) Lab.
Research in Temple’s College of Public Health
The College of Public Health is one of the most research-active colleges at Temple University. Research at the college is multidisciplinary and spans both discovery and translation.
Temple is an R1 institution of “highest research activity” as designated 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 by using advances in technology to make a positive impact on people's lives.