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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 22 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

Hurricane Maria – 365 days and Counting: A Community Forum. Join us on September 20 at 2 p.m. in the Keller Auditorium, UConn Health when we will examine one aspect of this disaster – the challenges of meeting the immediate and ongoing needs of some 3,000 adults and children who have sought refuge here in Connecticut. Flyer

Read our latest Public Health Happenings Newsletter special edition for announcements including our program name change to The Program in Applied Public Health Sciences.

A new web site for The DHMAS Center for Prevention Evaluation and Statistics (CPES) at UConn Health was established to support the DMHAS Prevention and Health Promotion Unit.

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 interview with Professor Richard Stevens while at the University of Washington Department of Epidemiology.

Nicholas Gelbar has 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.

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

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

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

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

Books Published By Our Faculty

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