What We Do

Center for Science and Health Policy participants develop and pursue independent and collaborative research projects, fieldwork, and assistantships across a broad range of topics and subject matter—everything from medical anthropology to marine biology, social work policy to health psychology, neuroscience to geophysics.

New courses in nutrition and health science have expanded the catalog of both interdisciplinary and hard science offerings, while a new anchor program, the SMART Initiative (Science and Math Research and Training)--sponsored by the presitgious Howard Hughes Medical Institute--is designed to address a national imperative, tackling both how science and math are taught at the elemental levels, as well as how teachers and future scientists are trained at the post-secondary level.