Our multidisciplinary faculty from across the University of Florida (UF) conduct innovative, rigorous research in prevention science, health promotion, policy evaluation research, health disparities, and health outcomes studies. Current areas of focus include opioid use during pregnancy and its impact on brain health and development in early childhood, health care outcomes and preventive interventions for low-income children and adolescents, risk behavior reduction, alcohol and drug abuse prevention, community intervention trials, community-engaged research, health care quality and outcomes for disadvantaged populations, and cancer outcomes including health promotion related to the prevention and early detection of cancer and cancer survivorship; and health care economics and delivery system factors related to the quality and outcomes of cancer care.

Faculty collaborate extensively with researchers at the Health Sciences Center, other departments at the University of Florida, and at other universities. Our research themes are broad and reflect the interests of faculty members. We are guided by the principle that optimal contributions result from a knowledge base that includes both depth and breadth of coverage in health outcomes and policy research, epidemiology, and biostatistics.