What we do
idea hub creates a pathway for industry and academia partnerships to solve the most pressing public health issues of our time.
Key topic areas
Our researchers work locally, nationally, and globally to promote the health of populations. This work addresses many topics, including:
Our faculty, staff, and students are experts in public health, with skills including:
- Health program design and implementation
- Needs assessment and best practices
- Geographic information systems (GIS)
- Health data analysis (big data)
- Modeling of complex systems
- Health program evaluation
- Predictive analytics
- Health data collection and survey design
- Product validation
- Genomic testing
- Health policy development
- Workforce training and skills enhancement
Women are waiting longer and longer to have children, however research in factors associated with a delayed onset of pregnancy have been slow to take off. BUSPH faculty member, Dr. Lauren Wise, with funding support from idea hub, works to improve the literature available on modern fertility and identify predictors of ovarian aging.
Annual expenses for young people with diabetes is over $1.8 billion due to outpatient care and the cost of prescription medication. Through BUSPH, Dr. Monica Wang’s research aims to reduce this cost burden by exploring the potential of mobile health interventions to enhance parent and child diabetes education and improve diabetes self-management among predominantly low-income, underserved, and ethnically diverse populations and inform the development of child-centered, mobile health interventions.