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