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.

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Recent Research in Community Health Sciences

Latest Publications

  • Published On 12/1/2023Evaluation of a student clinical research education program in addiction medicine.Annals of medicineread at PubMed
  • Published On 4/1/2023Social environments still matter: The role of physical and social environments in place attachment in a transitional city, Guangzhou, ChinaLandscape and Urban Planningread at Custom
  • Published On 3/17/2023Study protocol for an efficacy trial of the "PrEP for Health" intervention to increase HIV PrEP use among people who inject drugs.BMC public healthread at PubMed
  • Published On 3/16/2023Changes in Pregnancy-Related Mortality Associated With the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic in the United States.Obstetrics and gynecologyread at PubMed
  • Published On 3/15/2023Association of Implementation of Postoverdose Outreach Programs With Subsequent Opioid Overdose Deaths Among Massachusetts Municipalities.JAMA psychiatryread at PubMed

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