A Research Culture of Excellence.

Research is central to the mission of the UGA College of Public Health. Faculty continuously produce works of discovery published in prominent scientific journals, book chapters and technical reports.  Much of their work is funded by federal agencies to meet national and international scientific needs. Students have a role as well, learning from their faculty mentors about the research process and sponsorship while participating in the work as research assistants.

Learn more about the exciting research underway at the College of Public Health by exploring our research focus areas. If you’re a College of Public Health faculty or staff member in need of research project support, please connect with our grant experts in the College’s Office of Research.

Test for latent tuberculosis still accurate in high burden communities, UGA study finds
Test for latent tuberculosis still accurate in high burden communities, UGA study finds

Though tuberculosis (TB) is an old disease, with cases dating back 5,000 years, it remains a major global health threat. Accurately detecting latent TB infections, when the disease is still

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Heckman named Incoming Editor of Journal of Rural Mental Health
Heckman named Incoming Editor of Journal of Rural Mental Health

Timothy Heckman, associate dean for research and professor of health promotion and behavior at the College of Public Health, was recently named Incoming Editor of the Journal of Rural Mental

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Wellness program study measures quality of life variables
Wellness program study measures quality of life variables

Workplace wellness programs aim to improve employee health and lower employers’ health care costs, but not all programs have the same impact or cost the same. Much of a program’s

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