Faculty Research Area Expertise

Biostatistics
Cancer Genetics
Chronic Disease Prevention
Community-Based Participatory Research
Epidemiology
Health Disparities
Health Economics
Health Literacy
Implementation Science
Patient-Centered Outcomes Research
Shared Decision-Making
Social and Behavioral Science

Biostatistics: The study of data interpretation generated in public health research
Feng Gao
Esther Lu
Rosy Luo
Siobhan Sutcliffe
Yan Yan

Cancer Genetics: The study of assessing cancer risk of patients and family members in order to offer strategies to help reduce future risk of disease 
Yin Cao
Graham Colditz
Erin Linnenbringer
Rosy Luo
Erika Waters

Chronic Disease Prevention: The study of causes and effects related to common morbidly trends and how to lessen the burden of such trends
Joaquin Barnoya
Ross Brownson
Yin Cao
Su-Hsin Chang
Graham Colditz
Kia L. Davis
Bettina Drake
Cynthia Herrick
Ying Liu
Yikyung Park
Siobhan Sutcliffe
Adetunji Toriola
Erika Waters

Community-Based Participatory Research: A collaborative, equitable approach to research that includes the community members, organizational members and researchers.
Kia L. Davis
Bettina Drake
Jean Hunleth
Aimee James
Esther Lu

Epidemiology: The study of health in populations to understand the causes and patterns of health and illness.
Joaquin Barnoya
Ross Brownson
Yin Cao
Graham Colditz
Bettina Drake
Feng Gao
Ying Liu
Yikyung Park
Siobhan Sutcliffe
Adetunji Toriola
Yan Yan

Health Disparities: The study of differences between population groups specific to the health and healthcare of individuals
Graham Colditz
Kia L. Davis
Bettina Drake
Cynthia Herrick
Jean Hunleth
Aimee James
Erin Linnenbringer
Ying Liu
Mary Politi
Erika Waters

Health Economics: The study of issues related to efficiency, effectiveness and behavior in the production and consumption of health
Su-Hsin Chang
Graham Colditz

Health Literacy: Studying the degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process and understand basic health information needed to make appropriate health decisions, and how that impacts their health
Mary Politi
Erika Waters

Implementation Science:The study of methods to promote and integrate findings into practice and policy.
Ross Brownson
Graham Colditz

Patient-Centered Outcomes Research: Studies of ways to help people and their caregivers communicate and make informed health care decisions, allowing their voices to be heard in assessing the value of health care options  
Graham Colditz
Mary Politi
Yan Yan

Shared Decision-Making: A collaborative process that allows patients and their providers to make health care decisions together
Esther Lu
Mary Politi

Social and Behavioral Science: The study of the psychological, social and institutional factors that influence engagement in behaviors that promote health and prevent disease, including the development of interventions that increase engagement in healthy behaviors and decrease engagement in unhealthy behaviors
Kia L. Davis
Jean Hunleth
Aimee James
Erin Linnenbringer
Erika Waters

Resources:
CDC Foundation. 2016. Retrieved from http://www.cdcfoundation.org/content/what-public-health
Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. 2016. Retrieved from http://health.gov/communication/
Patient Centered Research Outcomes Institute. 2016. Retrieved from http://www.pcori.org/.