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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 mentorship by our faculty steers them through that journey.

Organized Research Units

Research Resources

Office of Research Excellence

This office provides support to the school’s faculty and researchers, identifying funding opportunities, formulating research agendas, and fine-tuning grantsmanship, to enhance scholarly output with high public health impact.

Office of Research Excellence
Research Brief

Our school’s research information sharing and research updates for our investigators, upcoming funding opportunities, and insights on timely topics.

Research Brief
Bioethics Interest Group

The GW Milken Institute School of Public Health has a Bioethics Interest Group (BIG)! The goal of BIG is to meet monthly to provide a discussion forum for the consideration of different views on important ethical issues of our time.

Bioethics Interest Group

Research Showcase

Showcasing Student Research

Each year, GW hosts Research Showcase, which is an opportunity for students, faculty and researchers throughout GW to share their research with the university community. The process begins about a month before when participants submit an abstract of current, ongoing or completed research for consideration. Once approved, participants have the opportunity to showcase their research with an online poster presentation with the chance to win monetary prizes. It’s a great way to network and gain experience presenting your research to both research and non-technical audiences.

Interested in Participating in Research Showcase?

Recent Research Headlines

Study Shows Prevalence of Long COVID in a University Community

WASHINGTON (Jan. 26, 2023) -- A study published today suggests the prevalence of long COVID was 36% among George Washington University students, faculty, staff and other...

COVID-19 During Pregnancy Ramps up Serious Health Risks

WASHINGTON (Jan 16, 2023) — Pregnant women who are infected with the virus that causes COVID-19 face a 7 times increased risk of dying and a significantly elevated risk...

Most Dual Smokers and Vapers Likely to Continue Smoking

WASHINGTON (Dec 13, 2022) — A new study by researchers at The George Washington University found that adults who both vape and smoke are likely to continue smoking in...