The Department recognizes that health and healthcare represent complex challenges, we are committed to collaborative, multidisciplinary and translational approaches to our research, education and community involvement. 

Faculty and Staff within the Department of Social Sciences and Health Policy (SSHP) have expertise in

  • Health-related quality of life
  • Prevention of substance abuse
  • Medical effectiveness
  • Health care outcomes research
  • Psychosocial factors in health and disease

  • Prevention of adolescent high-risk health behaviors
  • Women’s health issues
  • Patient adherence
  • Community interventions 
  • Cost-effectiveness analysis of medical treatments