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The research conducted at the VCU School of Population Health addresses the most pressing challenges in public health. Through our rigorous research, we disseminate solutions to prevent disease and promote better health for all populations.

Our areas of research include:

  • Chronic disease prevention and management
  • Health policy research and evaluation
  • Health disparities and health equity
  • Oral health
  • Cancer prevention and control
  • Cancer care delivery
  • Clinical trial design
  • Genetic epidemiology
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Social epidemiology
  • Public health nutrition
  • Sleep and circadian rhythm disturbance

Research Highlights

$8.39 million
in research awards

177 funded
research awards

321 publications
in FY23

Current graduate students received funding from:

  • NIH F30 Awards
  • NIJ Graduate Research Fellowships
  • NCI Geographic Management of Cancer Health Disparities Program (GMaP)