The faculty of the Department of Community Medicine and Health
Care are involved in research and scholarship in 5 broad public
health areas: Epidemiology, International Public Health, Public
Policy, Addictions/Addiction Interventions (including alcohol
use on campus), and Health Psychology. Across these 5 public
health areas departmental faculty and students investigate
cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic pain,
addictions and sexual health.
The Departmentís research is funded by federal, state, local and private sources including the National Institutes of Health (NIDA, NIAAA, NIMH, NIEHS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the State of Connecticut Departments of Children and Families (DCF), Public Health (DPH) and Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS), Arthritis Foundation, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the Macy Foundation. The List of Current Grants and Contracts, All Years of Support and the List of Recent Representative Publications reveal the breadth and depth of intra-departmental collaborations and the Departmentís work with universities nationally and internationally. During the 2012-2013 period, the Departmentís faculty have published more 49 articles in peer reviewed journals, along with letters and editorials that have appeared in high impact journals such as Nature, Science, JAMA, Lancet and the American Journal of Public Health.
The Department manages the editorial offices of two
peer-reviewed journals (Journal of Studies on
Alcohol and Drugs and
Journal of Personality). It also provides considerable amounts of
consultation to national and international health agencies
through contractual work with the World Health Organization and
the Pan American Health Organization.
Current Grants and Contracts, All Years of Support >