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Community Health Sciences Division

CHS programs emphasize the integration of research, practice and policy across a wide range of disciplines, offering diverse perspectives on the preservation of health and the origins of disease.

We strive to provide public health researchers, clinicians and practitioners a deeper understanding of the interdisciplinary and community-based nature of public health. Our broad orientation reflects the concept of developmental epigenesis—that is, how biological susceptibility and resistance works alongside social, physical and cultural environments to influence the emergence and prevalence of disease over the course of human life.

We emphasize the integration of research, practice and policy across a wide range of disciplines. Our three programs of study—Health and Social Behavior, Public Health Nutrition, and Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health—offer diverse perspectives on the origins of disease and the preservation of health.

Community Health Sciences Faculty