Our research today is shaping the public health policies and practices of tomorrow.


Our Centers & Institutes





At the Milken Institute School of Public Health research is pivotal for strengthening and expanding our school’s foundation. Our faculty are passionate about finding solutions to today’s most critical public health problems. Our faculty’s research often evolves into influential public health policy and practice locally, nationally and globally. Moreover, our drive for research excellence creates a vibrant culture of learning for our students. Students come to us from all cultures and backgrounds, ready for an intellectual journey that will take them to new frontiers of public health research, practice and leadership. 


Research Branches



We are dedicated to supporting the research efforts of faculty, staff, and students within GWSPH. The ORE serves the GWSPH and its departments in different ways by offering strategic research expertise and support for various research-related functions while catalyzing research productivity.

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In collaboration with research stakeholders at all levels throughout the university, Pod 2 oversees the complete lifecycle of a sponsored research project and provides continuity of support from inception to award closeout.

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We are dedicated to knowledge and innovation. We establish high-standard Research Units that engage in multi-disciplinary scholarship to stay at the cutting edge of research.

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Research Resources

Office of the Vice Provost for Research
ORE Research Brief
ORE Research Communication
Bioethics Research Seminar Series
GWSPH Summer Institute Program


Research Showcase


GW Research Showcase

GW Research Showcase

This annual university-wide showcase not only highlights the exceptional research being conducted by GW students, faculty, and researchers across disciplines but also underscores our institution's academic prowess. GWSPH is immensely proud to have several members of its talented community participate in the prestigious GW Research Showcase event. Our research has great potential to improve lives and contribute to positive change in society, echoing the school's impactful work in various public health domains.

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Research Day 2024

GWSPH Research Day

The Milken Institute School of Public Health is a renowned leader in the field, recognized for its exceptional research and contributions. This event provides a unique opportunity to learn about the latest advancements, participate in meaningful discussions, and establish valuable collaborations. The institute's research covers a broad range of areas, from immunization to exercise and nutritional sciences to health policy and management. 

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Latest Research Headlines


Obesity Action Coalition and STOP Obesity Alliance Collaborate on New Medicaid Obesity Treatment Coverage Research

June 3, 2024

The Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) and the STOP Obesity Alliance are proud to announce the release of the "Medicaid Obesity Treatment Coverage Study."

Anti-Immigrant Political Rhetoric and Action Threaten Latino/a Youth

Latino and Latina Adolescents with a Family Member Deported or Detained in 2018 Suffered Significantly More Mental Health Problems Four Years Later, Study Shows
May 13, 2024

Harsh political rhetoric about immigrants and anti-immigrant actions can damage parent-child relationships in Latino families and in turn lead to a significant increase in mental health problems for the kids in those families, according to a study published today in JAMA Pediatrics. 

Congratulations To Our Students Who Represented GWSPH in the GW Research Showcase!

May 8, 2024

GWSPH was immensely proud to have several of its talented students participate in the prestigious GW Research Showcase event. This annual university-wide showcase not only highlights the exceptional research being conducted by GW students across disciplines but also underscores the academic prowess of our institution.