Labs & Research Centers
Opportunities abound for PhD students to work closely with faculty mentors on a diverse range of public health research and evaluation projects, including sponsored studies in health promotion, disease prevention, and epidemiology. The College of Public Health has more than 15 research centers and labs, including
- the Center for Obesity Research and Education (CORE), where researchers investigate the causes, prevention, progression and treatments of obesity;
- the Center for Social Policy and Community Development, which explores methods of strengthening communities within the context of social justice. It has been operating for more than 40 years;
- the Dean’s Research Group, which sponsors research projects and studies under the guidance of Dean Laura Siminoff;
- the Health Behavior Research Clinic, which focuses on treatment and prevention of behavioral health problems that contribute to physical and mental illness;
- the Risk Communication Laboratory, which seeks to advance public health through the design and testing of effective health communication messages and public health campaigns, developed using commercial marketing methods; and
- the Social and Behavioral Health Intervention Laboratory, which focuses on research surrounding cancer prevention, control and survivorship; stress and social relationships; social and behavioral clinical trials methodology; and social disparities in health.
In addition, faculty and doctoral students are involved in research with affiliates in the Fox Chase Cancer Center, the Beasley School of Law, the Fox School of Business and Management, the Institute on Aging, the Institute on Disabilities, the Lewis Katz School of Medicine, the Klein College of Media and Communication, and the School of Podiatric Medicine.
Additional research opportunities at Temple University for PhD students in behavioral sciences include the Center for Public Health Law Research, the Institute for Survey Research, and the Social Science Data Library.