As a leading public health research and evaluation center, we work toward this mission in three main focus areas:

POLICY & PREVENTION

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

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DISSEMINATION & IMPLEMENTATION

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

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SYSTEMS SCIENCE

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

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         PROJECTS

PUBLICATIONS

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In April, CDC and CPHSS published the Best Practices User Guide: Health Communications in Tobacco Prevention and Control.

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NEWS

Announcing the new ASPiRE project, a 5-year $11.6 M award from NIH to study tobacco retail policies across the U.S.

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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

SERVICES

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

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TRAINING

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

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