We work toward our 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.
DISSEMINATION & IMPLEMENTATION
Sharing and implementing the results of public health science effectively in healthcare settings, communities, and states.
Studying the complex nature of systems, using new methodologies such as social network analysis, agent-based modeling, and system dynamics.
In this Robert Wood Johnson Foundation project, we work with Dr. Jason Purnell and team to examine the key relationships, messages, and systems needed for healthy school environments.
Working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office on Smoking and Health, we develop user guides for state programs on various tobacco prevention topics.
In collaboration with partners from Brookings, University of North Carolina, and Stanford, we use agent-based modeling to study patterns of tobacco purchasing in the retail setting.
Read our publication and research brief: Local Retail Tobacco Environment Regulation: Early Adoption in the United States.
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