About Our Research
Our faculty, staff, and students are engaged in a broad array of research projects all over the world examining important and vexing public health issues that affect entire populations. They work jointly with the numerous nationally and internationally recognized centers hosted by the School of Public Health, and independently to shed light on some of the biggest public health problems on the planet. Their work is vital; our research program is robust:
- In fiscal year 2010, we brought in $113 million.
- Most of our research funding came from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). In fact, we receive more NIH funding than any other school of public health located at a public university.
All of this is a testament to the caliber of our faculty and their research areas, as well as our ability to collaborate with colleagues in the University’s Medical School, College of Veterinary Medicine, and others on multidisciplinary research projects.
Did You Know?
- Our faculty invented K Rations
- The connection between diet and heart disease was established by our researchers in the Seven Countries Study (1967).
- More about the history of cardiovascular disease epidemiology
- Ancel Keys,right, was featured on the cover of Time in 1961 for his breakthrough reserch tying high cholesterol to incease risk of cardiovascular disease.