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The UA Zuckerman College of Public Health's portfolio is diverse, ranging from bench science to community-based research.

Funding is obtained from a wide variety of sources including federal agencies such as the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), as well as national and local foundations, among others. More ...

General Research Areas

The primary research and scholarship goal of MEZCOPH is to foster excellence in public health research with an emphasis on diverse populations and the Southwest. The College also strives to involve students in both research efforts and resulting publications and presentations. The College’s research themes include: advancing health equity for diverse populations; biostatistics and methodology; exposure science and risk assessment; global health; health care services research; health informatics; prevention of chronic and metabolic diseases; and prevention and control of emerging infectious diseases.​

Public Health Research

zhao chenZhao Chen PhD, MPH, is the Associate Dean for Research at the Mel & Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health. She is also a Distinguished Professor and Department Chair of the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics.


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