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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.

An example of research in the College for Public Health and Social Justice: SLU faculty member and EthicalGeo fellow, Michael Rozier, SJ, Ph.D., proposes a study that investigates to what degree we view our geospatial data as part of our selves.

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

Travis Loux, Ph.D. teaching a biostatistics class.

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