Our goal is to develop a holistic understanding of the health of individuals and populations and create feasible approaches to solving current and emerging public health and societal problems.
We study individuals across the life course, focus on health equity and addressing health disparities, and conduct both basic and applied research, including research on the translation of public health programs to real-world settings.
- Physical education requirements continue to decline at colleges and universitiesKinesiology professor Brad Cardinal shares research on physical education requirements
- Proximity to heavy traffic congestion linked to lower infant birthweightLow birthweight leads to higher risk of cardiovascular disease, cognitive impacts, premature mortality; a lot of long-term, life-course impacts.
- Public health doctoral student wants to ensure kids can grow up in healthy environmentsStephanie Foster, MPH ’18, connects her love of human health and biology with Oregon State’s environmental and occupational health doctoral program
- How HDFS PhD program helps student promote resilience among underserved communitiesAlexis Merculief chose Oregon State’s HDFS PhD program for its supportive environment and focus on how context shapes children’s development
- OSU study finds higher rates of traumatic injuries for outdoor workers during hotter weatherResults underscore the importance of providing robust safety protections for outdoor workers
- Study examines adult health and behavior of chronic child sexual abuse survivorsChronic experiences are more likely to lead to adverse health and life achievement outcomes in adults than single instances of childhood sexual trauma.