College of Health and Human Services
George Mason University
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George Mason University

Community Health Research

To improve the health and well-being of people in our communities, the community health faculty at Mason conduct research in several areas related to health behavior, health promotion, health education, and injury control.  Specific areas include adolescent health, behavioral vaccinology, chronic disease management, exercise and well-being, infectious disease prevention, HIV/STIs/unintentional pregnancy, LGBTQ health, sexual health, substance abuse prevention including problem drinking behaviors and the nonmedical use of prescription drugs among adolescents and young adults.  The community health faculty use a range of interdisciplinary research strategies and collaborative partnerships to investigate the most pressing health problems and their determinants in the interest of reducing health disparities by implementing upstream solutions.