Labs & Research
A total of $21.6 million in research grants was 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 society and behavior in shaping human health. Labs include
- 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 CPH 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.
- 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.