The Department of Behavioral Science conducts biobehavioral research on cancer risk behaviors and psychosocial factors that affect cancer patients, families and survivors. Investigators develop, implement, evaluate and disseminate innovative interventions that help prevent and reduce cancer incidence, mortality and morbidity.
The Department of Clinical Cancer Prevention focuses on reducing cancer incidence, morbidity and mortality through multifaceted cancer prevention approaches at the local, national and international levels.
The Department of Epidemiology conducts research on the causes and prevention of cancer and revealing gene-environment interactions involved in cancer initiation and development. In addition, the department establishes and maintains large data and biospecimen repositories, and studies medically underserved populations to understand cancer-related risk and protective factors.
The mission of the Department of Health Disparities Research is to reduce — and ultimately eliminate — disparities in cancer incidence, morbidity and mortality by investigating the causes of inequalities and developing social, behavioral and medical interventions to eliminate them.