The three sections of the Department of Preventive Medicine share a focus on research in chronic disease and a mission to translate findings from basic, clinical and population-based research into practice.
The Section of Community & Social Medicine embraces the community-based participatory research model to conduct culturally sensitive interventions in underserved communities with the aim of reducing disparities in health.
The Section of Preventive Clinical Medicine aims to integrate disease prevention and health promotion into the course of daily clinical practice for chronic disease using integration of the best behavioral research and practice. A prime example is the Rush Prevention Center.
The Section of Biostatistics and Epidemiology develops integrative and translational models for disease prevention and health promotions that feature systems thinking, and is a leader in testing these models using rigorous behavioral randomized clinical trials and longitudinal modeling.