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 & Faculty Affairs.

Playing Mahjong, socializing can improve mental health among older Chinese
Playing Mahjong, socializing can improve mental health among older Chinese

When it comes to boosting mental health among older Chinese, it may as simple as a game of mahjong, according to a new study from the University of Georgia. Regularly

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Teens who don’t date are less depressed and have better social skills
Teens who don’t date are less depressed and have better social skills

Dating, especially during the teenage years, is thought to be an important way for young people to build self-identity, develop social skills, learn about other people, and grow emotionally. Yet

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Partitioning vegetables can increase consumption
Partitioning vegetables can increase consumption

Research shows food presentation can affect eating behaviors Not eating your fruits and vegetables can have serious health consequences, from obesity to macular degeneration. And many Americans, even those who

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