Research and Practice

The Department of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences (BCHS) has an extensive array of funded research and training projects. Our faculty and staff are skilled in the use of quantitative and qualitative methods, and the department is particularly well known for its community-based participatory research strategies, designed to improve the health and welfare of communities.

Our Centers
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Evaluation Institute for Public Health

The Evaluation Institute for Public Health seeks to advance evaluation science, scholarship, and practice through research, training, and consultation.

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Center for Social Dynamics and Community Health

The CSDCH applies systems science and mixed methods approaches to better understand the mechanisms underlying community health issues. 

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Concept Mapping Institute

Concept mapping is a participatory, mixed method research approach that yields a conceptual framework for how a group views a particular topic or aspect of a topic.