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.
Promoting health and wellbeing is at the core of UMass Lowell research in public health.
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.
- Center for Population Health
- Center for the Promotion of Health in the New England Workplace
- Center for Autism Research and Education
- Center for Community Research and Engagement
- Center for Gerontology Research & Partnerships
- Lowell Center for Sustainable Production
- Toxics Use Reduction Institute
Facilities and Labs
- Health Assessment Lab
- Exposure biology labs
- Biomedical sciences Labs
- NERVE Movement Assessment Performance Labs