We work toward our mission in three main focus areas:


Reducing the harmful effects of chronic disease through the development, dissemination, and implementation of public health prevention policies.

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Sharing and implementing the results of public health science effectively in healthcare settings, communities, and states.

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Studying the complex nature of systems, using new methodologies such as social network analysis, agent-based modeling, and system dynamics.

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CPHSS and the ASPiRE Center have launched a new website! Check it out at aspirecenter.org, and explore features including: 

I had the great opportunity to do a research practicum with the Center for Public Health Systems Science, where I was able to work on a multi-center project that utilized social network analysis methods.

– Sara Beeler-Stinn, Brown School Doctoral Student



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We offer services in the areas of Evaluation, Sustainability Assessment & Action Planning, and Research & Data Analysis.

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Our faculty and staff are committed to sharing knowledge and expertise with other  professionals.

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