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.
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
Professor Doug Brugge from Tufts University has been named as the next chair of the Department of Community Medicine and Health Care.
Professor Judy Lewis was recognized at this year’s APHA Annual Meeting as the recipient of The Carl Taylor Lifetime Achievement Award in International Health for her visionary leadership in shaping the direction of International Health within APHA. Her nomination for the award acknowledged her lifetime dedication to advancing global maternal and child health “through respectful,
long-term interdisciplinary partnerships that address local (and locally identified) community health issues and priorities.” We are inspired by Professor Lewis’ many accomplishments. In Haiti, alone, she has worked with more than 50 students on projects to improve health care delivery and health outcomes. She was founder and current Chair of the Women, Children and Adolescent Workgroup of the World Federation of Public Health Associations and helped create The Network: Toward Unity for Health; Women and Health Together for the Future (WHTF). Congratulations!
Spring 2019 MPH Course Offerings announced.
To better reflect for prospective students and colleagues the scope of our academic initiatives, we are adopting a more descriptive and inclusive identity. Henceforth, we will be known as The Program in Applied Public Health Sciences. Our new identity does not change curriculum or requirements of the MPH, PhD or Certificate options.
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.
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.