Research and impact

Faculty and students of the School of Public Health conduct state-of-the-art research in a wide range of areas related to public health. Research in the school is supported by grants and contracts from numerous federal, state, local and private sources, including the following:

  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
  • National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • National Science Foundation
  • Department of Energy
  • Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health
  • Nevada Trust Fund for Public Health
  • Washoe County School District

Findings from faculty and student research are published in respected academic and professional journals, including the following:

  • American Journal of Epidemiology
  • American Journal of Health Behavior
  • American Journal of Public Health
  • Archives of Physiology and Biochemistry
  • Biometrika
  • Epidemiology
  • Environmental Health Perspectives
  • International Journal of Health Services
  • Journal of American Statistical Association
  • Journal of Physical Activity and Health
  • Occupational and Environmental Medicine

Research interests and selected publications for individual faculty members are listed on our faculty profile pages.

Learn more about our research


Connect the Dots

An NIH-funded research study investigating the effects of Black/African American women's social networks on their HIV testing attitudes and behaviors.

Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBS)

The Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System is an assessment of adolescent health behaviors and was designed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in cooperation with federal agencies and numerous state and local departments of education and health.