Our mission is to create sustainable solutions to public health problems, leading to healthier individuals and communities.

We work toward this mission by connecting research & evaluation, leading to:

  • Better integration of theory and practice
  • Greater understanding of complex systems
  • Improved health policies
  • Rapid adoption of evidence-based policies and practices

We use a range of innovative methods and strategies in three core focus areas:


Reducing the harmful effects of chronic disease through 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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