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.
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.
News and Events
Hurricane Maria – 365 days and Counting: A Community Forum. Join us on September 20th at 2:00 pm 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.
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 MPH Program.
Department Head, Thomas Babor, is the President of International Confederation of Alcohol, Tobacco and other Drug (ATOD) Research Associations (ICARA)