Faculty & Research

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.

Students in our school have the opportunity—in whatever program they chose—to work closely with faculty on life-changing research.

The school is committed to the success of all faculty members and provides a multitude of resources including the outstanding support of grants administration specialists, grant writing workshops called Bìguāns, and faculty development opportunities including the G.I.F.T.S. (Gathering Information and Feeling Togetherness Series) program for faculty in their first three years at the school.

Indiana University Bloomington (IUB) provides ongoing support to all faculty across campus through the IUB Vice Provost for Faculty and Academic Affairs, IUB Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning, and the IU Office of the Vice President for Research. At IUB, opportunities abound in support of faculty research, writing, teaching, and leadership development.

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