Researchers at the Institute on Urban Health Research and Practice combine their scholarly expertise with an interactive approach to urban community health.
Our work focuses on five areas of interest:
- Behavioral Health
- Violence prevention
- HIV and sexually transmitted infections
- Obesity and related chronic diseases
- Health care and payment reform
Our work often involves innovative interdisciplinary collaboration between multiple departments at Northeastern University – such as law, business and public policy as well as those based in the health sciences such as nursing, pharmacy and public health. We have strong ties to the Boston Public Health Commission, the City of Boston’s health department, as well as to other governmental health agencies, community-based organization and health consulting entities. We strive for our work to have direct and immediate relevancy for the provision or care and development of policy in order to improve the health and well-being of the public, particularly those with a disparate risk of injury, illness and premature heath.
- Healthy Kids, Healthy Futures
- Post-Partum Women and Infants Study (PPWI)
- Project LAUNCH
- Reducing Urban Women’s HIV Risk: Soap Opera Videos on Video Capable Cellphones
- The Literacy Study: The meaning and impact of limited literacy in the lives of People with serious mental illness
- Effects of a Housing Policy Experiment on Youth Behavioral Problems
- Innovation in Funding Prevention and Reducing Costs of Health Care in Massachusetts
- Trust for America’s Health