Because of large-scale macrosocial forces including globalization, urbanization, health disparities, and population aging, the world’s health needs are changing. These complex problems demand interdisciplinary approaches and system-based solutions. To this end, we are building a vibrant community of scholars and cultivating interdisciplinary collaborations among faculty in the college, across the University, and with other institutions to address complex public health problems.
Topics may include but are not limited to: chemical contaminants in food/diets; food processing/packaging alternatives and human health; applications of probiotics in food safety; community-engaged nutrition education; family and community food security; dietary factors and chronic disease risk; sustainable and equitable community food systems; safety of GMO foods and food products.
Topics may include but are not limited to: improving early detection of pathogens and infectious disease outbreaks; modernizing public health surveillance, epidemiology and information systems; targeting health interventions to improve health and prevent disease.
April 5, 2017
Topics may include but are not limited to: Range shifts, productivity and food security in SSF; Building climate resilience in small scale fisheries, Climate, water and air quality nexus; Tribal Health and Climate Change; Environmental health literacy through the lens of First Foods; Modeling Long Term Climate Change Impacts; Poverty, Families, and Social Policy; Gender-Sensitive Agricultural Development for Food Security in Ethiopia.
Following the Ignite Research Colloquia we awarded funding for 6 one-year collaborative projects each with a PI from the representative Colleges: