Section of Health and Social Behavior
Faculty explore how the social environment and contexts in which people live. Faculty examine drivers of “why people do what they do” at multiple levels. Areas of emphasis include the multiple social determinants of health, the social ecological model, epigenetics, and community-based participatory research.
Section of Community Health
Faculty explore developing and implementing effective approaches to health promotion and disease prevention at the community level in rural and urban regions. Areas of emphasis include preventing chronic diseases and promoting healthy women, infants, and children. Faculty work in partnership with many community-based organizations, and with state and city health departments, to develop programs that span multiple sectors.
Section of Global Health
Faculty embody the principles of population health on a global scale. A OneHealth philosophy leverages education, research, and service to cultivate 21st century leaders, improve overall health outcomes, and promote health equity for vulnerable populations around the world.
Section of Health Policy and Management
Faculty focus on management, leadership, and administration of health care systems, both public and private. This includes policy pertaining to insurance and reimbursement, access to care and health equity, and the financing of healthcare. Education aims to promote understanding of how leadership of health care systems and the government at the state and federal levels influence the delivery of health care.