Our research looks at every facet of how social and economic factors impact human health, involving robust collaborations between faculty, students, and community-based organizations. 

Sexual Health Initiative to Foster Transformation

SHIFT is a comprehensive research project that will examine the individual, interpersonal, and structural factors that shape sexual health and misconduct for undergraduates.

Research Centers

A complete list of all research centers in the department of Sociomedical Sciences. 

The Region 2 Public Health Training Center

Enhances the current and future public health workforce's ability to effectively deliver the Essential Public Health Services (EPHS) to the populations of New York, New Jersey, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. 

Gender, Adolescent Transitions, and Environment

GATE is dedicated to improving the lives of adolescents and women around the world through addressing issues related to pubertal health transitions, menstrual hygiene management (MHM), and access to sanitation. 

Incarceration and Public Health Action Network

Examines mass incarceration through a public health lens. 

Is Global Progress Against HIV Lost in Translation?

As the world cheers rapid progress toward ambitious goals in sub-Saharan Africa, experts look at why the United States lags behind.

Vaccine Refusal (And What to Do About It)

For more than 100 years, public health has struggled with ways to boost vaccination rates, ranging from fines and quarantines to publicity stunts.

Faculty Spotlight

Diana Hernández studies housing, energy, health, and equity with emphasis on policies and structural changes.

Faculty Spotlight

James Colgrove researches the history of public health and the social, political, and legal processes in public health policies.