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Our Areas of Research

Faculty in Saint Louis University’s College for Public Health and Social Justice conduct innovative research in diverse fields. We are united by our social justice mission and a drive to improve lives in the communities we live in and across the globe.

By examining complex health challenges from an interdisciplinary perspective, we strive to discover holistic solutions and collaborate with our community partners to apply these solutions sustainably.


publications in peer-reviewed journals from 2016-2019.


full-time faculty members.


funded research awards from 2017-2020.


in funded research from 2017-2020.

Innovation and Collaboration Across Disciplines

Our diversity is our greatest strength. From clinical social work to health economics, our research spans a wide range of subjects including:

  • Applied behavior analysis
  • Chronic disease prevention
  • Criminal justice systems
  • Environmental pollution and health
  • Financial capability
  • HIV/AIDS care
  • Health policy analysis
  • Health services research
  • Maternal and child health

Our research interests are united by our commitment of service to others: improving health and well-being locally, nationally and internationally through unique interdisciplinary approaches that inspire students, generate knowledge, and engage individuals and communities.

Learn More About our Centers and Institutes

Dr. Mario Schootman teaching

Our research office provides support services and organizes events that promote a dynamic, innovative and productive research community.