About Us

About the Institute of Public & Preventive Health

Over time, the research and service initiatives of the Institute will cover all five core competency areas of public health and preventive health: health management and administration, epidemiology, behavioral health and health education, environmental and occupational health, and biostatistics. Current expertise of faculty members affiliated with the IPPH includes:

  • Clinical Trials
  • Behavioral and Lifestyle Interventions for Health Promotion
  • Health Care Quality Improvement
  • Injury Prevention Studies
  • Impact of Environmental Factors on Health
  • Mobile Technologies to Support Self-Care
  • Obesity Prevention
  • Statistical Modeling
  • Prevention and Management of Chronic Diseases
  • Use of Health Information Technology to Improve Health Care
  • Cardiovascular Regulation, Hypertension and Diabetes


Our Programs

The Institute is developing an initial agenda to support community health improvement:

  • Health behavior screening and education
  • Community health update for public and private stakeholders
  • Public and preventive health seminar series
  • Development of new public health research projects

Our People

The Institute of Public and Preventive Health affiliated faculty members covering a wide area of public and preventive health. The Institute incorporates diverse disciplines through our faculty, institutes, and colleges.

Additionally, the Institute has access to expertise in:

  • Medical College of Georgia (biomedical research)
  • College of Nursing (Greater Augusta Healthcare Network)
  • Dental College of Georgia (oral health)
  • College of Allied Health Sciences (rehabilitation research)
  • College of Graduate Studies
  • Cancer Center (population studies)
  • Georgia Prevention Center