Research Programs





Program on Disability Research and Community-Based Care

With an emphasis on aging and long-term care policy, this program provides a coordinated focus for both policy-relevant research and evaluations of promising new practices and clinical interventions. The program conducts applied research, assists in training health services researchers, and supports the efforts of SPH, students, and other components in research on LTC.

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Program on Reproductive and Child Health

The program on Reproductive and Child Health focuses on the study of environmental and occupational etiological determinants of reproductive and child health and the education and training of future leaders in this highly critical area of public health.

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Program for the Environment and Sustainability

This program addresses population health challenges related to the environment and sustainability in Texas, the United States, and internationally through the development of innovative approaches in research, training, and education. 

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Program on Asthma Research and Education (PARE)

The PARE's vision is to improve the health of individuals with asthma and investigate environmental factors associated with asthma etiology. The PARE promotes collaborative research on asthma and provides asthma expertise for current and future projects. 

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Program on Public and International Engagement for Health (PIEH)

The Program on Public and International Engagement for Health (PIEH) facilitates transformative learning and scholarship in public engagement globally for all students and faculty through the creation of innovative approaches in research, training and outreach. The vision of the PIEH is to become a leader in translational research and innovative scholarship in public engagement for addressing health challenges globally. 

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Program on Global Health Research

The Program connects researchers, both within and outside of the School of Public Health, on efforts related to developing transdisciplinary research proposals; connects faculty members and students with shared interests; and introduces School of Public Health faculty members and students to a variety of other researchers and potential collaborators across the Texas A&M University System, nation, and world.

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Program on Health Law & Policy

The public’s health and the delivery of clinical services often depend upon the laws and regulations of the U.S. states. These laws cover a range of topics from motor vehicle safety, to vaccinations, to telemedicine, to the scope of practice acts, among many others. State provisions often vary dramatically allowing for a rigorous analysis of the effects of differences in state laws and regulations. However, collecting and characterizing these provisions across states and over time is challenging. As a result, remarkably few state health laws and regulations have been examined to determine their effects on health or on healthcare delivery. This Program will undertake an ongoing and systematic effort to characterize and analyze these laws to the betterment of state and federal policy making and to improve health.

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