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The Virtual Environment and Postural Orientation (VEPO) Lab


Our influence extends beyond campus

The College of Public Health is a global leader in the discovery, dissemination and integration of health related research and practice. Our diverse population of students and highly recognized faculty is committed to enhancing the quality of life for all people.

We value our relationships with the community. The College of Public Health works with more than 500 community agencies regionally, nationally and globally. Learning with - and from - these organizations is a major priority for training our students. 

Faculty and student teams have assisted cancer patients to make better treatment decisions and communicate better with their families; created unique programs for children with autism in Philadelphia focused on engagement through physical activity; studied and implemented programs to increase organ donation; used technology to effectively respond to homelessness; worked to ease the restoration of prisoners to life outside of jails and prisons; advanced the understanding of concussion from neurons to behavior; introduced virtual reality to help motor coordination for brain-injured patients; prevented childhood obesity through intervention programs; improved opportunities for people with psychiatric disabilities; helped to reduce asthma symptoms for children; combated the city’s high adult illiteracy rate by teaching young children to read; and much more.

Our esteemed faculty and students study important public health issues including:

  • Aging
  • Autism
  • Behavioral Health
  • Brain injury
  • Cancer
  • Children & Families
  • Chronic Disease
  • Environmental Health
  • Genetics
  • Language & Communication
  • Mental Health
  • Minority Health
  • Nutrition & Obesity
  • Organ Donation
  • Law and Policy
  • Substance Abuse
  • HIV & AIDS




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