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Public Health

Promoting health and wellbeing is at the core of UMass Lowell research in public health.

UMass Lowell research in public health spans areas such as preventing diseases, nutrition, food and chemical safety, and promoting worker health and safety. Researchers address health disparities among at-risk populations and improve delivery of healthcare services.
Puerto Rican study

Research Project Examples

  • Discovering biomarkers for early disease diagnoses.
  • Researching gut microbiome and brain disorders.
  • Developing a dietary quality index predictive of bone health to prevent osteoporosis. 
  • Improving the health of people living with HIV who experience homelessness.
  • Identifying barriers to opioid disorder prevention, treatment and recovery.
  • Studying interventions that will protect worker health and safety for nurses aids and correctional officers. 
  • Identifying environmental triggers for health conditions such as asthma.
  • Reducing toxics used in manufacturing, promoting sustainable workplaces and communities. 
  • Promoting healthy aging that enables adults to grow old with dignity.
Health Assessment Lab

Associated Centers

Facilities and Labs

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Associated Faculty

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Contact Information

Are you interested in partnering with UMass Lowell? Contact Arlene Parquette, Associate Vice Chancellor, Industry Partnerships and Economic Development.

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