BUSPH faculty conduct groundbreaking applied research that is focused on protecting and improving the health of populations today, in the US and in resource poor nations around the world. They are epidemiologists, environmental and social scientists, economists, lawyers, physicians, and biostatisticians with strong backgrounds as advocates within the communities they serve.
From large, community-based epidemiologic studies to bench science, faculty members conduct cutting edge research and engage in scholarship that informs the curriculum and improves the overall practice of public health.
BUSPH is also dedicated to the promotion of effective public health practice through teaching, research and service. The School’s skills-based curriculum, practicum program, and numerous community-based research and service opportunities prepare students for professional careers in public health. The Office of Public Health Practice, which oversees the practicum experience for students, also conducts research and service activities geared toward improving public health practice around Boston and New England. Among these efforts are public health workforce skills training, emergency planning coordination, and regionalization efforts to improve coordination and eliminate the duplication of public health services.