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Research & Outreach

Students have opportunities to work with faculty who are conducting cutting-edge research on the causes, risks and trajectories of population-wide health. Labs include:

The Behavioral and Cancer Epidemiology Research Program

The Behavioral and Cancer Epidemiology Research Program in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics is focused on examining the behavioral and biological determinants of cancer in the general and underserved populations. 

The Biostatistics Support Center

The Biostatistics Research Support Center (BRSC) offers comprehensive statistical consultation and computational services to faculty, staff, and students in the College of Public Health and throughout Temple University.

The Water, Health and Applied Microbiology (WHAM) Lab

The Water, Health and Applied Microbiology (WHAM) Laboratory is housed within the Division of Environmental Health in the College of Public Health at Temple University. The lab is currently led by Dr. Heather Murphy. The lab team consists of research fellows, graduate and undergraduate students interested in the field of water and health. The laboratory primarily focuses on microbiological contamination of water supplies and the subsequent impacts on public health.

Pokhrel’s Nanotechnology and Health Lab (PNHL)

The College also maintains affiliations with:

In addition, faculty and students are involved in research with university affiliates in the Department of Nursing, the Lewis Katz School of Medicine, and the Kornberg School of Dentistry, among others.

Carnegie Classification

In 2016, The National Science Foundation placed Temple University as an R1 institution for “highest research activity”, placing it among the top four percent of all four-year institutions in the U.S.

Research Funding

In 2016, the National Science Foundation placed the university among the top 100 in terms of research expenditures, which amounted to $242 million. Learn more about the university’s research support efforts.