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The Department of Community Medicine and Health Care is a basic science department within the UConn School of Medicine. It consists of 12 full-time faculty and over 25 support staff, with a research portfolio representing a total commitment of over $10 million in extramural funding. We serve the School of Medicine as the academic home of faculty in the social, behavioral, and public health sciences as well as health law and medical ethics. The Department of Community Medicine is also home to the M.P.H. and Ph.D. graduate programs in Public Health.

Drugs and Alcohol

Substance Abuse: The Case for Early Intervention

A new research study edited by UConn Health researchers finds that those at moderate risk of substance abuse are more likely to reduce their use when a physician provides brief, early intervention. Thomas Babor, the Health Net Inc. Endowed Chair in Community Medicine and Public Health in the UConn School of Medicine, was one of those researchers. Read More.

Jane Ungemack

Road to Family-Based Recovery Goes Through UConn Health

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Howard Tennen

Howard Tennen Wins Faculty Recognition Award

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News and Events

Light at night can disrupt circadian rhythms in children – are there long-term risks?

A recent presentation addressed Twenty Years After Columbine: Private Guns vs. Public Health.  View the agenda and video.

Sticking to the Beat: How Breaking Your Circadian Rhythm Can Affect Your Health, an recent interview with Professor Richard Stevens while at the University of Washington Department of Epidemiology.

A new web site for our Center for Prevention Evaluation and Statistics (CPES) established by the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) to support their the Prevention and Health Promotion Unit.

Nicholas Gelbar has just published an edited volume entitled Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder. This clinical handbook reviews diagnosis and treatment, details how to support educational needs and discusses special populations including college students sand young women.

A forum was held on Oct. 11, 2017 with the CT Dept of Public Health Commissioner Raul Pino, MD, MPH (our 2009 MPH graduate) to exchange ideas on population health and structural changes that may be needed in CT to achieve and obtain better health outcomes.

Barbara Case received the CT DPH Commissioner's Award in recognition of her outstanding dedication to workforce development through the UConn MPH Program.

Dr. Natalie Moore, the first International Disaster Emergency Medicine Fellow at UConn Health and a UConn MPH candidate, offers first-person account from the Hurricane Zone in US Virgin Islands

Department Head, Thomas Babor, is now the President of International Confederation of Alcohol, Tobacco and other Drug (ATOD) Research Associations (ICARA)

New M.P.H Program FastTrack (4+1 B.A./B.S.-M.P.H.) Option

Books Published By Our Faculty

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