The multidisciplinary research centers, institutes, and labs at the School of Public Health work with academic, nonprofit, and government organizations to facilitate new approaches to critical public health issues.
Each department in our school has multiple centers, institutes, and labs associated with it, facilitating both faculty and student research.
Centers and institutes
The mission of the Center for Research on Health Disparities (C-RHD) is to foster research and education on topics related to social disparities affecting well-being and longevity with the aim of deepening our understanding of how inequality subverts health.
Based in the Department of Applied Health Science, the Center for Sexual Health Promotion is a collaborative of sexual health scholars from across IU's campuses, as well as strategic partner academic institutions around the globe.
Prevention Insights was established to assist alcohol, tobacco, and other drug (ATOD) prevention practitioners to improve the quality of their services. In recent years, their efforts have expanded to include mental health, problem gambling, HIV prevention, and ATOD treatment.
The Rural Center for AIDS/STD Prevention (RCAP) at Indiana University is a joint project of Indiana University, University of Colorado, and University of Kentucky. The RCAP works to prevent HIV/STD in rural America.
The Tobacco Control and Wellness Research Working Group provides advanced research training to graduate students interested in tobacco control and wellness research, and fosters tobacco control and wellness research partnerships between faculty and graduate students.
The Center for Underwater Science is a multidisciplinary research center dedicated to the understanding and interpretation of submerged cultural and biological resources with an emphasis on park development and sustainable use.
The students, faculty, and staff of the Counsilman Center for the Science of Swimming focus on safety, administration, and performance within the sport of swimming through the lens of physiology, psychology, and biomechanics.
The Wynn F. Updyke Center for Physical Activity encourages participation in physical activity for people of all ages and abilities, enhances academic preparation, and contributes to a healthier society.
The Aquatics Institute investigates the important role that the aquatic environment plays within the context of recreation and leisure, and its contribution to quality of life.
The Executive Development Program helps park and recreation professionals at the local, state, and national level build and strengthen the fundamental skills needed to manage and lead in a public and nonprofit setting.