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Sociomedical Sciences

The Department of Sociomedical Sciences sets public health challenges in broad social, historical, and political context. We emphasize social structure in relation to culture and history, with a focus on research that empowers communities and informs public policy. 

Meet the Chair

"A social science perspective is critical to developing interventions for significant public health challenges such as obesity, infectious and chronic diseases, and an aging society," says Lisa Metsch.

For Current Students

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Fast Facts

29 Full-Time Faculty
229 Master’s Students
41 Doctoral Students