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.

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.

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.

Faculty Spotlight

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

Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion

Conducts research, education, and service to improve health promotion and health communication practices. 

Harlem Health Promotion Center

A collaboration of community, academic, and public health stakeholders to improve the health and welll-being of Harlem. 

Center for the History and Ethics of Public Health

Our students and faculty rely on historical methods and ethical analysis to investigate critical public health issues. 

All Programs and Centers

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