The University at Albany School of Public Health conducts cutting-edge research that leads to improvements in population health locally, nationally, and internationally. The breadth of our research is wide, ranging from basic research in cancer genetics to applied obesity prevention using the principles of community-based participatory research. As new public health concerns arise - such as new infectious diseases and epidemics - our researchers analyze the problem from multiple angles (biomedical, environmental, epidemiological, social, political) to help guide the development of policy and programmatic solutions that will optimize the health of the population.
- COVID-19 and emerging diseases
- Health disparities and health equity
- Cancer epidemiology and cancer genomics
- Evidence-based healthcare
- Food systems and childhood obesity
- Health effects of climate change and the environment
- HIV policy and prevention
- Infectious disease epidemiology
- Maternal and child health
- Social epidemiology and social determinants of health
- Violence and addiction
Research is conducted within our four academic departments, the labs of our New York State Department of Health partners (including the Wadsworth Center Labs), and several of our research centers and institutes. Our commitment to engaging students in our research projects is one of the key ways in which we provide defining experiences in public health.