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Department of Social Sciences & Health Policy

Scott D. Rhodes , PhD, MPH, CHES, Chair

The mission of the Department of Social Sciences and Health Policy is to improve the human condition through the application of social sciences and policy research to health and health care.  Recognizing that health and healthcare represent complex challenges, we are committed to collaborative, multidisciplinary and translational approaches to our research, education and community involvement.

Faculty and Staff within the Department of Social Sciences and Health Policy (SSHP) have expertise in health-related quality of life, prevention of substance abuse, medical effectiveness, health care outcomes research, psychosocial factors in health and disease, prevention of adolescent high-risk health behaviors, women’s health issues, patient adherence, community interventions, and cost-effectiveness analysis of medical treatments. Areas of research interest of the 16 faculty members and 56 staff include adolescent health, alcohol, tobacco and drug use, community health, community interventions, health services research, health policy, psychometrics, women’s health, cognitive health and aging, medical outcomes and quality of life issues. Members of the department have headed or participated in multicenter studies of college drinking, underage drinking, CVD, dementia, adherence, and hypertension.

National Evaluation of the Enforcing Underage Drinking Laws (EUDL) Program

PHS SeminarsUpcoming Events
"Value of variability as a predictor of aging-related health outcomes (Applications to the LIFE Study)" »
Mike Miller, PhD
525 Vine Street, Conference Room 4001
01/22/2019, 11:30 - 12:30 pm
Biostatistical Sciences Seminar

"Improving Colorectal Cancer Screening in Vulnerable Populations" »
Dr. Alison Brenner, PhD MPH
525@Vine, 4th Floor, Conference Room 4001
01/23/2019, 1:00-2:00 p.m.
Cancer Prevention & Control

Practical Research Applications of Epidemiology in Infection Prevention »
Werner E. Bischoff, MD MS PhD FSHEA
Conference Room 4001, 525@Vine 4th Floor
01/25/2019, 12:00 - 1:00 pm
Implementation Science Seminars

“A Groundwater Approach to Addressing Racial Inequities" »
Racial Equity Institute, LLC
4th Floor 525@Vine, Conference Room #4001
02/07/2019, 12-3 PM
WFSM Seminars

Dept of Emergency Medicine & the Critical Illness, Injury & Recovery Center Research Symposium »
Various Presenters
Commons Conf Rooms 1, 2 & 3
02/13/2019, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
WFSM Seminars

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