The Department of Community and Behavioral Health is centered around community-driven and interventional research that encompasses a wide range of focused areas:
- Diabetes and Cognition
- Community Health
- Contingency Management
- Mental Illness
- Aging and Alzheimer’s Disease
- Health Policy
Much of this research is performed in transdisciplinary collaborations and labs, the following of which include faculty from the department:
Analytics and PsychoPharmacology Laboratory (APPL)
APPL is home to a thriving body of transdisciplinary addiction science research. APPL ranges in disciplinary representation from health policy and economics to experimental therapeutics and human toxicology.
Collaborative on Health Reform and Independent Living (CHRIL)
CHRIL is a Disability and Rehabilitation Research Project, funded by the US Department of Health and Human Services’ National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR). It is comprised of a group of academic researchers and disability advocates committed to responsive public policies for people with disabilities.
Promoting Research Initiatives in Substance Use and Mental Health (PRISM) Collaborative
PRISM Collaborative addresses disparities in substance use disorder and mental health treatment and outcomes by working with communities to develop, test, implement, and disseminate community-driven interventions to improve the lives of individuals living with substance use disorders and mental illness.