Prevention Science & Community Health
The PhD in Prevention Science and Community Health will prepare you with the necessary expertise and interdisciplinary background to contribute to 21st century prevention and community health research. Students will be trained in both traditional and innovative areas of prevention science. These include etiology, intervention design and evaluation, innovative data collection and analyses, community-based participatory research, and implementation science.
Our faculty are experts in cultural diversity and health disparities. They are focused on acculturation; cultural predictors of health disparities; and efficacious methods, strategies, and programs for reducing health disparities locally, nationally, and internationally. The research of the faculty span multiple disease outcomes and populations. Outcomes include substance use, HIV, cancer, diabetes, obesity, and depression. Populations of interest include Hispanic families, Haitian American women, men who have sex with men, and male couples.