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Center for Urban Health

The central theme of the Center for Urban Health is Environment, Community, and Health. The goal is to enhance health and sustainability for urban populations, with an eye toward both environmental legacies and emerging threats.

A number of critical human health issues are unique to cities. These include environmental legacies like contamination and exposure to harmful pollutants, urban community disparities stemming from both social and physical factors, inadequate access to quality health care due to safety and transportation realities, poor alignment of community resources and social structure to promote healthy lifestyles, and future threats including climate change impacts in cities.

The Center for Urban Health will promote discovery by building research collaborations, providing seed funds for new research areas, funding graduate fellowships, and sponsoring educational activities such as public lectures and a Visiting Scholars Program.


Learn more on the Center for Urban Health website.