Community Health Sciences

Health in context.

Complex issues require comprehensive solutions.

Only in the context of social and cultural factors can complex health issues be truly understood. From unhealthy behaviors to gender-based health differences, where and how we live profoundly impact public health concerns. At the Department of Community Health Sciences (CHS), we apply both social and behavioral sciences to enhance the health and well-being of communities and promote health equity.

Our faculty members represent a diversity of scholarly expertise. Among their many interests are improving the health and well-being of individuals, families, and communities; applying scientific theories and evidence from the field to develop interventions and policies tailored to diverse communities; teaching courses that emphasize assessment, intervention, communication, advocacy, and community-based research and practice; broadening student understanding of the factors that shape community health and how to improve it; exploring how disparities impact health in sexual and other minorities; and promoting social change.

Affiliated Degrees:

MPH DrPH


Community Health Sciences News


Publications

  • Published On 4/30/2020Brady KT, Levin FR, Galanter M, Kleber HD. The American Psychiatric Press Textbook of Substance Use DisordersScreening and Brief Intervention
  • Published On 6/11/2019The Giving Voice to Mothers study: inequity and mistreatment during pregnancy and childbirth in the United States.Reproductive healthread at PubMed
  • Published On 6/6/2019Global mental health: A call to action.The American journal of orthopsychiatryread at PubMed
  • Published On 6/4/2019Beyond "Heal Thyself": Physicians as Patients-An Uneasy Role.Annals of internal medicineread at PubMed
  • Published On 6/1/2019The Relationship Between the U.S. State Alcohol Policy Environment and Individuals'' Experience of Secondhand Effects: Alcohol Harms Due to Others'' Drinking.Alcoholism, clinical and experimental researchread at PubMed
  • Published On 6/1/2019Relationships Between English Language Proficiency, Health Literacy, and Health Outcomes in Somali Refugees.Journal of immigrant and minority healthread at PubMed
  • Published On 5/21/2019ASSOCIATIONS OF OCCUPANT MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH WITH FUTURE HEART FAILURE AND ISCHEMIC STROKE IN OLDER ADULTS.American journal of epidemiologyread at PubMed
  • Published On 5/20/2019Cancer survivors'' access to care and quality of life: Do sexual minorities fare worse than heterosexuals?Cancerread at PubMed
  • Published On 5/16/2019Early Intervention Referral and Enrollment Among Infants with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome.Journal of developmental and behavioral pediatrics : JDBPread at PubMed
  • Published On 5/16/2019Editor''s note: Congratulations to the 2019 Author and Reviewer Award Winners.Journal of addiction medicineread at PubMed