Research Centers

Institute for Community Health Promotion

The Institute for Community Health Promotion conducts interdisciplinary, empirical research to promote healthier behaviors and environments.

Current projects, many of which use culturally-sensitive materials, focus on improving dietary habits, increasing physical activity, weight control, smoke avoidance and cessation.  Faculty maintain strong collaborative relationships with a wide array of medical schools, community service organizations, and worksites, as well as with major funding institutions.

The Institute is one of ten active, nationally renowned research centers within the Public Health Program at Brown. Brown’s public health research centers are influential voices in the national dialogue on public health issues such as obesity and addiction, and help shape public policy and practice.