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Research Areas

Below is a sampling of the major research areas of the department's faculty.

  • Big Data systems and infrastructure for efficient analyses of health care utilization and costs
  • Cardiovascular risks in childhood cancer survivors
  • Causal influence and quasi-experimental designs
  • Clinical decision support including shared decision making
  • Effects of environmental exposures on neurologic conditions, immune and neurodevelopmental outcomes in children, cardiorespiratory health, and  perinatal/reproductive health.
  • Maternal, child, and women's health
  • Medical decision making
  • Obesity prevention
  • Preventive cardiology in the general and deaf populations
  • Quality of care and outcomes research in the elderly and for people with mental illness
  • Racial, ethnic, and social health disparities