What We Do


 People with disabilities are one of the largest and most underserved subpopulations in the United States.


 "Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhumane." ― Martin Luther King Jr.

 Global Health

 Life expectancy around the globe ranges from 53 to 84 years. What factors drive this 31 year gap?

 Infectious Disease

 Social networks contain both risk and protective factors against infection.

Lifespan and Aging

 The number of older adults is projected to more than triple worldwide over the next half century

Mental Health 

 1 in 2 people in the US will experience a mental health or substance use disorder in their lifetime.


 Public health is an intrinsically spatial discipline

 Social Genomics

 Nearly every health condition results from the interplay between genomic and environmental factors


 Stroke is a leading cause of long-term disability and costs the US an estimated $34 billion per year.



 Globally, tobacco causes 1 in 10 deaths.