The Center for Social Epidemiology and Population Health (CSEPH) aims to promote research and training on the causes of health inequalities and the policies and interventions necessary to eliminate these inequalities, both in the United States and globally. Our approach is integrative and multilevel and draws from a broad range of methodological approaches and disciplines. Our goal is to integrate factors operating at multiple levels (ranging from society to genes) and over the lifecourse in order to increase understanding of the determinants of population health and health inequalities and promote more effective action to improve population health.
Carlos Mendes de Leon, Director
Our overall mission remains as important and relevant as ever, as we are faced with a host of new opportunities and challenges locally, nationally, and globally. Locally, we are committed to the improvement of the health and well-being of the diverse communities in the larger Detroit area. Nationally, we are encouraged by the rapid changes in the healthcare landscape provided by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) and monitor its impact on population health and health disparities. Globally, we aim to deepen our understanding of the social and cultural influences that affect the health and well-being of our fellow human communities across the world. I invite you to join us in this mission, and help us pave the way towards building a healthier and more just place for all.