Faculty & Research

Advancing knowledge and health worldwide

At the IU School of Public Health-Bloomington, faculty in each of our five departments take a multidisciplinary approach to researching and solving the most complex and pressing health-related issues facing the world today. Issues like obesity, drug and alcohol abuse, sexual health, human exposure to environmental hazards, and rural health disparities.

As a student in our school, you'll have the opportunity—in whatever program you choose—to work closely with faculty on life-changing research.

You'll gain valuable career-focused experience, such as presenting and writing about your academic research.

Read about current research activity on our blog

A commitment to research is at our core

Our distinguished faculty work in a wide range of areas, from kinesiology and recreation, park, and tourism studies to epidemiology and biostatistics, applied health science, and environmental and occupational health.

We also focus on less common areas of public health research such as exercise physiology, rural health, sports management, and sexual health and well-being.

Explore our research centers and institutes

The combination of unusual advantages and accelerating initiatives is making the IU School of Public Health-Bloomington a harbor for academic and intellectual excellence.

Dean David B. Allison

Student-faculty collaboration

We are committed to ensuring that student involvement is an integral part of School of Public Health research and creative activity, and we designate funding annually to support that priority.

Whether you're in a doctoral program or pursuing an undergraduate degree in our school, you'll find avenues to work on research projects with our faculty and gain valuable experience presenting and writing about your research.

Find out more about student research opportunities