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We promote excellence in public health practice and connect you to the research, training and service activities needed to improve population health.

Leading the Way in Research

Our faculty and students study a wide range of topics affecting population health. Specialty areas include diabetes self-management, occupational injuries, racial disparities, health effects of air pollution, mindfulness, childhood obesity, tobacco disparities, self-injury mortality, substance abuse and more.

230+ Research Topics 30+ Faculty Researchers

Research Centers

Injury Control Research Center

The WVU Injury Control Research Center utilizes innovative, cross-disciplinary research, collaborations and dissemination of evidence-based practices to reduce the burden of injury and improve injury control programs and policies.

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WV Prevention Research Center

The West Virginia Prevention Research Center conducts and translates community-partnered research that results in tangible public health strategies and products to improve patient and population health and reduce chronic disease health disparities.

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Health Research Center

The Health Research Center provides an environment and infrastructure for faculty with varied interests and expertise to collaborate and develop projects that promote the overall quality of life for West Virginians.

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Office of Health Services Research

The WVU Office of Health Services Research providers quality of care improvement, health analytics, evaluation, practice-based research, and applied research support and coaching to health systems and community-based organizations to help address priority health conditions and concerns.

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Services and Training

Occupational Medicine

Occupational Medicine provides the full spectrum of occupational and environmental medicine care, with services ranging from physical exams to health screens to hearing conservation.

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Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at WVU provides educational programs and opportunities for adults ages 50 and over.

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Public Health Training Center

The Public Health Training Center provides skill-based training and continuing education opportunities targeted to the needs of the public health workforce and health care providers.

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Recent News

Watch full video of harm reduction panel discussion

On January 10, the School of Public Health hosted three experts to discuss the ongoing opioid crisis and approaches to combatting epidemics related to intravenous substance use. The panelists provided multiple perspectives – medical, law enforcement and community impact – about harm reduction initiatives and, specifically, syringe services programs. Watch the full video of the discussion online.