The College of Public Health earned $21.6 million in research grants in 2016. Graduate students have opportunities to work with faculty who are conducting cutting-edge research in epidemiology on the cause, risk and trajectory of population-wide health. Labs include:
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 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) 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.
The College also maintains affiliations with:
- Fox Chase Cancer Center
- The Food Trust
- Health Federation of Philadelphia
- The School District of Philadelphia
- The Philadelphia Department of Health
- Public Health Management Corporation
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.
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.
In 2016, the National Science Foundation placed the university among the top100 in terms of research expenditures, which amounted to $242 million. Learn more about the university’s research support efforts.