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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.

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Our researchers tackle a wide range of topics affecting population health. Use our database below to find a researcher that is addressing your areas of interest. Check out our centers, too. Let's collaborate!

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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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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

WVU in the News: Doing this for 12 minutes each day slashes your dementia risk, study says

It's one thing to keep your body in the right shape as you age with proper diet and exercise, but it can be another thing entirely to keep your mind sharp in your later years. But it turns out that some daily habits could also boost cognitive health. In fact, research has found that doing this one activity for just 12 minutes a day can slash your risk of dementia or Alzheimer's disease way down.