We support communities and governments around the world to generate and implement more healthy and equitable solutions to persistent health inequities in neighborhoods, cities and entire metropolitan regions. Our faculty is engaged in a wide range of innovative and interdisciplinary research in the areas of:
Documenting Urban and Metropolitan Health Inequities
This project is working to develop indicators of urban health equity while also documenting inequities according to place and populations.
Urban Governance and Complex Systems
Our work on governance and complex systems is developing models and practices that take an integrated approach to addressing persistent inequities through re-designing policy and public institutions.
Environmental Health Equity
& Urban Climate Justice
This work aims to integrate a structural racism framework into understanding and changing adverse environmental exposures in urban communities.
Place and Health Research
This work is focused on understanding the relationships between the built, natural, social and economic characteristics of places and human health.
Urban Food Security & Justice
We are partnering with community based organizations and conducting research to increase food security for vulnerable urban populations and communities.
Informal Settlements and Health
We are engaged in planning and policy work to improve the lives and living conditions of slum dwellers, change policies to prevent further slum formation and evaluate current interventions aimed at improving health and social justice for the urban poor.