The Graduate School of Public Health has many affiliated research centers and institutes that conduct clinical and community-based health research, and provide other support for the training and education of public health students and other health professionals. Most of these centers are housed off campus in the San Diego community.
Center for Health Equity Research and Policy
The Center for Health Equity Research and Policy (CHERP) is housed in the Department of Sociology and Graduate School of Public Health and brings together students, faculty, and community members to promote research and policy dissemination with respect to population health and health disparities towards the end of fostering health equity for disadvantaged populations. The purpose of CHERP is to generate cutting-edge research that both describes and explains the existence of health disparities in racial/ethnic minority and socio-economically disadvantaged populations.
See the Center for Health Equity Research and Policy site.
Center for Injury Prevention Policy and Practice
The Center for Injury Prevention Policy and Practice serves as a resource center on child and adolescent injury prevention strategies. The primary mission of this Center is to reduce the frequency, severity and cost of child and adolescent injuries by assisting public health agencies and programs to incorporate injury prevention strategies into their ongoing efforts to improve the health and safety of young people. Center staff can provide data on child and adolescent injuries, technical assistance with the development, implementation and evaluation of child and adolescent injury prevention programs and linkages with agencies, researchers, advocates and injury professionals as well as access to a variety of educational materials. The Center also houses one of the four national sites of the Children's Safety Network.
See the Official Center for Injury Prevention Policy and Practice site.
Center for Behavioral Epidemiology and Community Health
The Center for Behavioral Epidemiology and Community Health (CBEACH) is an interdisciplinary extramurally-funded research organization whose primary mission is to study behavior that prevents or contributes to the causes of disease and injury. Investigators from the GSPH and other departments at SDSU, as well as researchers from UCSD and other medical or public health institutions, collaborate on funded and unfunded investigations on a wide range of public health and medical concerns, including tobacco prevention in youth, environmental tobacco exposure reduction in children, STDs, AIDS, pregnancy prevention in adolescents, and physical activity promotion in youth and adults. Both non-intervention and clinical trials are conducted to determine the factors most responsible for lifestyle practices related to morbidity and mortality.
See the Official Center for Behavioral Epidemiology and Community Health site.
Institute for Behavioral and Community Health
The Institute for Behavioral and Community Health Studies (IBACH) was established in 1982 for the purpose of promoting research and academic programs relevant to the applications of behavioral science principles to medicine and health care. This interdisciplinary center includes a focus on community interventions and attempts to promote and foster active collaboration by scientists and physicians from many different specialties and institutions, including Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation, the University of California, San Diego Medical Center, and the Children's Hospital and Health Center. The IBACH Center also provides important research experience to students who intend to pursue related careers and offers opportunities for project staff and graduate students to participate in community interventions.
Institute for Public Health
The Institute for Public Health (IPH) serves as a bridge between the academic and public health practice professional communities. The IPH supports the development of mutually-beneficial partnerships between the SDSU Graduate School of Public Health and local, regional and statewide public and private health and social services agencies, including agencies along the U.S.-Mexico border. These academic-practice partnerships are intended to expand the base of knowledge for all individuals working in public health, and are facilitated through program evaluation, technical assistance, collaborative faculty-practitioner research, continuing education, professional development, student internships, and the use of web-based distance learning strategies for the dissemination of health data, training, and information.
An important component of these IPH collaborations is the design and hosting of project web sites, including the Pacific Public Health Training Center (www.pphtc.org) and the National Resource Center for Safe Aging (www.safeaging.org). Two other IPH projects, the Center for Health Professional Education & Training and the Cancer Clinical Services Quality Assurance Project, are closely affiliated and share a website (qap.sdsu.edu).
See the Official Institute for Public Health site.
San Diego Prevention Research Center
The San Diego Prevention Research Center is an interdisciplinary academic-community partnership committed to conducting research and education to promote physical activity and improve the health of Latino populations. We seek to translate research into practices that are meaningful to Latino communities and that can be sustained through formal and informal community networks.
See the Official San Diego Prevention Research Center site.
last updated: 9/16/2010