Research Programs





Program on Disability Research and Community-Based Care

With an emphasis on aging and long-term care policy, this program provides a coordinated focus for both policy-relevant research and evaluations of promising new practices and clinical interventions. The program conducts applied research, assists in training health services researchers, and supports the efforts of SPH, students, and other components in research on LTC.

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Program on Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Spatial Statistics

This program serves as a focus within SPH for the development and application of GIS techniques and methodology in public health research and practice. Researchers have the potential to develop both new insights into the etiology of diseases and better resolution for developing effective interventions.

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Program on Reproductive and Child Health

The program on Reproductive and Child Health focuses on the study of environmental and occupational etiological determinants of reproductive and child health and the education and training of future leaders in this highly critical area of public health.

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Program for the Environment and Sustainability

This program addresses population health challenges related to the environment and sustainability in Texas, the United States, and internationally through the development of innovative approaches in research, training, and education. 

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Program for Research and Outreach-Engagement on Nutrition and Health Disparities SOLUTIONS

To improve the nutritional health of diverse populations, PRONHD focuses on environmental, social, and behavioral research to improve our understanding and reduce nutrition health disparities. The program promotes collaborative research, drawing on partners with expertise in environmental measures, nutritional science, sociology, communication, and agricultural economics.

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Program for Health Policy Research

PHPR is dedicated to finding innovative, robust and sustainable solutions to local, state, national, and global health problems. The vision of the program is to serve as a focal point for health policy research and as a vehicle for bringing together academic, research, business and legislative entities to find collaborative solutions to the efficient management and delivery of quality, affordable health care.

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Program on Asthma Research and Education (PARE)

The PARE's vision is to improve the health of individuals with asthma and investigate environmental factors associated with asthma etiology. The PARE promotes collaborative research on asthma and provides asthma expertise for current and future projects. 

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Program on Public and International Engagement for Health (PIEH)

The Program on Public and International Engagement for Health (PIEH) facilitates transformative learning and scholarship in public engagement globally for all students and faculty through the creation of innovative approaches in research, training and outreach. The vision of the PIEH is to become a leader in translational research and innovative scholarship in public engagement for addressing health challenges globally. 

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