Community & Global Public Health
This research stream is brand new - starting in fall 2017! Consequently, the other pages in this micro-site are under development.
The research stream in Community & Global Public Health focuses on collecting and analyzing data to create better solutions to health problems and better inform public health policy. Typically students are involved in ongoing projects, thus they get first-hand experience. And they have opportunities to pose their own research questions and answer them.
A key component of the FRI program is that students learn to work in teams -- because that is how researchers tackle the complexity of understanding a problem and then looking for solutions. The students create a research proposal, based on the protocols and equipment they have learned to use. Subsequently, they conduct the research they have proposed. This process develops interpersonal and communication skills and critical thinking, along with an array of advanced technical skills.