Public Health Research at Dornsife: Urban Health, Global Impact
Social inequalities in health remain a major challenge for societies around the globe. Dornsife is committed to understanding the drivers of health disparities, investigating the possible interventions to reduce those disparities, and working with partners to eliminate them. Our school views social justice as critical to population health.
All of Dornsife's public health research has a community component to it. Co-created research projects result in co-created solutions to public health problems that are ultimately more sustainable and have more community investment.
Public Health Research Resources
Dornsife has a diverse research portfolio in areas of population health including urban health, health disparities, translation of evidence into practice and policy, and health and human rights. Learn more about our research centers, interests and activities.
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Faculty Research Interests
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Dornsife Research Expertise
Learn more about how Dornsife, both locally and globally, is building partnerships and focusing on health in cities.
Dornsife research is elevated by our partnerships with other exceptional local and international organizations. Learn more about our alliances.
By 2050, cities will be home to two-thirds of the world’s population. Learn about the work of Dornsife's Urban Health Collaborative.
Featured Public Health Research Topics
Below are two featured areas of research that reinforce Dornsife's commitment to the three goals of generating the best scientific evidence, putting it into practice, and promoting equity and social justice.
Dornsife's Center for Hunger-Free Communities offers research and action with the goal of developing innovative, empirically-tested solutions to the challenges of hunger and economic insecurity.
Our Center for Public Health Readiness and Communication builds public health infrastructure and capacity for disaster response and recovery through research, education and service.
Faculty Research Highlight
Dornsife is fortunate to have among our faculty many experienced public health practitioners, and many researchers focused on generating policy relevant evidence. Evidence and action are two sides of the same coin, reinforcing and informing each other continuously to improve population health and eliminate health disparities.
9/12/22: The Dornsife School of Public Health is excited to welcome new faculty members who bring a wide range of expertise including behavioral change, aging, stress, housing, climate change, environmental justice, spatial methods, policy evaluation, community-based participatory research, and more. Learn more.
Latest Public Health Research News
Dornsife researchers show the value of public health by addressing current and emerging issues facing the world today. Read about our research and activities making news locally, nationally and globally.
Cities with paid sick leave policies have a higher rate of COVID vaccination among working-age populations compared to cities without such policies.
An epidemiologic study of community gardens and urban farms helps clarify potential solutions to food apartheid.
A study finds that Pacific Islanders in the U.S. are killed by the police at rates on par with Black Americans and Native Americans.
Findings supported by this funding will inform urban policies and interventions that help cities prepare for and respond to climate change.
Researchers at Dornsife receive NIH R01 grant to develop and disseminate statistical methods that will help state and local health departments study neighborhood-level health disparities.
New research finds strong links between eviction, post-traumatic stress, and emergency department use among low-income individuals.
Data brief on gun deaths uses the Big Cities Health Inventory data platform and shows data for the 35 member cities in the Big Cities Health Coalition (BCHC).
Data brief finds that drug overdose deaths in Big Cities Health Coalition cities nearly tripled between 2010 and 2020. The information can be used to inform city health priorities and potential policy actions in reducing harms to health from drug use.
Funding from William Penn Foundation will help researchers understand engagement with 16 play space installations in Philly.
As many communities across the country struggle with rising violence, a team of researchers from the Dornsife School of Public Health took a unique approach to better understand the experiences of victims of urban violence.
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