Population Health Research at Georgetown

List of GU Scholars Interested in Population Health 
The Population Health Initiative has created a comprehensive list of faculty and staff at Georgetown University, including those affiliated with the MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, to be included in outreach and development efforts.
The faculty and staff list was initiated to allow PHI to effectively achieve the program's two primary goals of information collection and dissemination and support for projects and research development, through active and inclusive outreach and information-sharing. We hope to facilitate the involvement of a diversity of campus stakeholders in order to better understand the diversity of existing resources and needs, and link and coordinate different actors in the area of population health at Georgetown University. Please download the faculty list here. (Population Health Steering Committee members are marked by an asterisks).

List of Population Health Programs & Research Centers at GU
Following is a list of currently active centers/programs that focus on population-health-related research across Georgetown:

GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER 

Center for Global Health Science and Security
The Center for Global Health Science and Security at Georgetown University conducts original research to help decision makers worldwide build sustainable capacities to prevent, detect, and respond to public health emergencies. The center explores the growing demands on the world’s public health infrastructure, from policies intended to contain transnational disease threats to the economic benefits of promoting health in the world’s poorest nations, and the changing roles for health in domestic and international security and diplomacy.
For more information please visit the Center for Global Health Science & Security website: http://ghss.georgetown.edu/ 

School of Nursing & Heath Studies 

The Center for Health Equity – Research, Implementation, and Teaching (CHERITH) 
The Center for Health Equity – Research, Implementation, and Teaching (CHERITH), offers a strategic environment for faculty and students interested in health disparities, to convene and partner in teaching, research, and service/practice activities, through interdisciplinary course offerings, community based learning, clinical placements, internships, and student scholarly projects at the undergraduate and graduate levels. 
CHERITH also provides a venue for facilitating collaboration between colleagues within NHS, across campus, and with partners (including communities) external to Georgetown. 
For more information please visit the CHERITH website: https://nhs.georgetown.edu/research/cherith#_ga=1.156680697.372214194.1466810486 

Mid-Atlantic Center for Children's health and the environment 

The Mid-Atlantic Center for Children’s Health and the Environment provides consultation and education to families and health providers about kids and environmental hazards, such as indoor/outdoor air pollution, water pollution, farming and lawn pollutants and work-related exposure, etc. The team includes certified nurse midwife, family nurse practitioner, medical toxicologist, nurse, and pediatrician. 
For more information please visit the Mid-Atlantic Center for Children’s Health and the Environment website: http://kidsandenvironment.georgetown.edu/#_ga=1.181208549.372214194.1466810486
 
LOMBARDI COMPREHENSIVE CANCER CENTER 

Cancer Prevention and Control Center 
The Cancer Prevention and Control (CPC) Program is the primary nexus for population science-focused research at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center. Its mission is to conduct population sciences research across the translational spectrum from discovery to interventions to policy. Members carry out research in epidemiology, biomarker development, genetics, behavioral science and health services. 
For more information, please visit the Cancer Prevention and Control Program website: https://lombardi.georgetown.edu/research/programs/cpc 

Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities Research 
The goal of the Georgetown-Lombardi Health Disparities Initiative is to actively engage in research focused on reducing cancer disparities among the underserved and ethnic minority populations in the District of Columbia including African-Americans, Latinos, and Asian Americans. Factors contributing to these cancer disparities are economics, social barriers to cancer prevention, early detection and treatment, poor health literacy, as well as a preponderance of well-known risk factors including tobacco use, poor diets, obesity, physical inactivity and biologic or inherited differences. The mission of the Initiative is to facilitate, stimulate, and promote synergy in addressing the biological and environmental basis of cancer health disparities via research, training, communication, and education. 
Fore more information, please visit the Georgetown-Lombardi Health Disparities Initiative website: https://minorityhealthdisparities.georgetown.edu/about 

Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Shared Resources 
The Biostatistics & Bioinformatics Shared Resource (BBSR) provides Lombardi research investigators with a centralized resource with expertise in the biostatistical and bioinformatics aspects of clinical, basic science, and population science research projects. Statistical issues are considered at all levels of investigation, whereas bioinformatics pertains mainly to data organization, annotation, and database mining for biological relevance. 
For more information, please visit the BBSR website: https://lombardi.georgetown.edu/research/sharedresources/bbsr 

Georgetown Database on Cancer 
The Georgetown Database of Cancer (G-DOC®) is designed to serve as a cutting-edge data integration platform and integrative knowledge discovery system for the oncology and translational research communities. By aggregating public and proprietary clinical and -omics data from across the Medical Center, G-DOC® is expected to help bring about significant advances in personalized medicine for patients and to promote identification of new drug targets and therapeutic modalities. 
For more information, please visit the Georgetown Database of Cancer (G-DOC®): http://lombardi.georgetown.edu/gdoc 

School of Medicine

Health Equity Forum at the Office of Diversity and Inclusion
The Office of Diversity and Inclusion at the Georgetown University School of Medicine is pleased to announce the launch of a new Health Equity Forum that will serve as a robust discussion space about health and healthcare disparities that exist in our local and national medical landscapes. Speakers will be invited to present dynamic "TED" style talks that shed more insightful light onto health equity challenges and innovative/insightful approaches to address these challenges.
For more information please visit the Health Equity Forum website: https://som.georgetown.edu/diversityandinclusion/healthequityforum

National Center for Cultural Competence
The National Center for Cultural Competence (NCCC) is a component of the Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development (GUCCHD) and is housed within the Department of Pediatrics of the Georgetown University Medical Center. It provides national leadership and contributes to the body of knowledge on cultural and linguistic competency within systems and organizations. Major emphasis is placed on translating evidence into policy and practice for programs and personnel concerned with health and mental health care delivery, administration, education and advocacy.
For more information, please visit the NCCC website:
http://nccc.georgetown.edu/#_ga=1.224865880.372214194.1466810486  

Biomedical Graduate Research Organization 

Center for the Study of Sex Differences in Health, Aging & Diseas
The Center for the Study of Sex Differences in Health, Aging & Disease aims to establish an international center for the investigation of sex differences that impact on health, aging and disease, with the goal of improving the quality of life through multidisciplinary biomedical research and education. Research into sex differences will provide important sources of new information that will lead to new concepts and consequently, development of novel diagnostics and therapeutics for disease processes occurring in both women and men. 
For more information please visit the Center for the Study of Sex Differences in Health, Aging & Disease website: http://csd.georgetown.edu/#_ga=1.156680697.372214194.1466810486 

Institute for Reproductive Health 
Through partnership with international and local organizations, the Institute for Reproductive Health (IRH) at Georgetown University strives to expand family planning choices to meet the needs of women and men worldwide; advance gender equality by helping women and men across the lifecycle learn about and take charge of their reproductive health; involve communities in reproductive health interventions that improve their wellbeing. 
For more information, please visit the IHR website: http://irh.org/ 

Center for Trauma and the Community 

The Georgetown Center for Trauma and the Community is an interdisciplinary center dedicated to the study of trauma in community settings. Its primary focus is on developing and testing the effectiveness of innovative and sustainable mental health-related interventions for low-income individuals and families who have experienced trauma. Center personnel conduct research to advance culturally appropriate and innovative methods and research designs for trauma intervention. The Center provides research training and mentoring, and maintains ongoing community partnerships to inform its direction and to implement collaborative research activities. 
For more information please visit the Georgetown Center for Trauma and the Community website: http://ctc.georgetown.edu/#_ga=1.156680697.372214194.1466810486 

Center for Child & Human Development 
The Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development (GUCCHD) is a division of Georgetown University’s Department of Pediatrics and seeks to improve the quality of life for all children and youth, children with special needs, adults with developmental and other disabilities, and their families. The Center is founded on an interdisciplinary approach to service, training, research, community outreach, technical assistance, and public policy. These six building blocks form a synergistic core influencing local, national, and international programs and policy. The Center brings to bear its unique capacity on critical social issues of our time such as poverty, health and mental health inequities, homelessness, violence, and literacy. The GUCCHD has provided leadership and expanded knowledge to improve systems, practice, and outcomes for young children, children and youth with special health care and mental health needs and their families, and individuals with developmental disabilities. 
For more information, please visit the GUCCHD website: http://gucchd.georgetown.edu/about/ 

MAIN CAMPUS 

Center for Population Health
The Center for Population and Health aims to strengthen, encourage and foster research and collaboration among faculty and students who do population-related work; create a sustainable "demographic presence" at Georgetown for training both undergraduate and graduate students; promote activities that offer service and contribute to the well-being of the DC community; position Georgetown as a leader in the demographic professional community.
Current projects include: Midlife in the United States, a national study of Health & wellbeing; The Social Environment and Biomarkers of Aging Study (SEBAS); Aging Initiative.
For more information, please visit the Center for Population Health website: http://cph.georgetown.edu/index.html

Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor and the Working Poor
Georgetown University’s Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor and the Working Poor develops creative strategies and innovative public policy to improve workers’ lives in a changing economy. The Initiative draws on Georgetown’s distinctive identity—its commitment to intellectual excellence, grounding in the Catholic and Jesuit traditions, history of inter-religious cooperation, global reach, and prominence as an arena of policy debate in the nation’s capital—to advance prosperity, broadly-shared economic justice, and respect for the dignity of labor.
For more information, please visit the Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor and the Working Poor Website: http://lwp.georgetown.edu/

Global Human Development Initiative

The Georgetown University Global Human Development Initiative is a university-wide effort that brings together faculty, staff, and students from across the Main Campus, Medical Center, and Law Center for an interdisciplinary approach to addressing some of today’s most pressing challenges. The Initiative’s approach draws on educational programs in foreign service, international development policy, and global health, in addition to global human development.
The Global Human Development Initiative continues to grow and add new activities to the University's existing areas of excellence. The Initiative supports research projects and academic programs, convenes events, and contributes service to communities near and far. These activities extend Georgetown’s mission of promoting social justice and service to others and provide faculty and students with new opportunities to deepen their research and contribute to positive change across the world.
For more information, please visit the Global Human Development Initiative website:
https://ghdinitiative.georgetown.edu/ 

Office of Sustainability
The Georgetown University Office of Sustainability is committed to addressing critical sustainability challenges in our local and global communities. The University is pursuing broad-based, practical approaches to sustainability, including an ambitious commitment to cut our carbon footprint in half by 2020. On campus, we are implementing real-world sustainability solutions, using the campus as a living laboratory and developing a long-term sustainability strategy to guide our work.
For more information, please visit the Office of Sustainability website: https://sustainability.georgetown.edu/  

Walsh School of Foreign Service

Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security
The Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security examines and highlights the roles and experiences of women in peace and security worldwide through cutting edge research, timely global convenings, and strategic partnerships. The Institute is led by Melanne Verveer, who previously served as the inaugural U.S. Ambassador for Global Women's Issues. The Institute is also home to the International Council on Women’s Business Leadership, which is a part of the Women & Economy Project launched in October 2014. Located in Washington, D.C., the Institute leverages Georgetown University's global reach to connect academia and practice, pioneer evidence-based and policy-oriented analysis, and inspire the next generation of leaders.
For more information please visit the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security website: http://giwps.georgetown.edu/#_ga=1.179043492.1017155061.1468380123

McDonough School of Business

Georgetown University Women’s Leadership Institute
The Georgetown University Women’s Leadership Institute (GUWLI) generates scientific insight to empower real-world impact. GUWLI convenes faculty researchers, company executives, policymakers, and students to build a foundation of evidence-based, data-driven knowledge about the attitudes toward and the advancement of gender-intelligent leadership. The Institute’s work has implications for corporations and C-suite executives as well as women and men just starting their careers.
For more information please visit the GUWLI website: http://guwli.georgetown.edu/

Center for Business and Public Policy
The intellectual foundation of the Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy is a group of senior policy scholars, senior industry and innovation fellows, and center researchers and affiliates. These thought leaders and experts bring a wide range of economic and industry expertise and uniquely poise the center to contribute academically rigorous thought to the investigation of the evolution of regulation, competition and innovation across diverse industries and economic sectors. We conduct empirical economic analysis, keep abreast of relevant issues, and inform the debate to advance policies that promote economic welfare.
For more information please visit the Center for Business and Public Policy website: http://cbpp.georgetown.edu/

McCourt School of Public Policy

National Center for Education on Maternal & Child Health
The National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health provides national leadership to the maternal and child health community in systems-wide program development, education, and state-of-the-art knowledge to improve the health and well-being of the nation's children and families. NCEMCH has been recognized by MCHB leadership as "a shining example of applying the academic orientation of the university to the needs of community and state-based health care programs" and as "an absolutely essential component of the nation's MCH program.
For more information please visit the National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health website: https://www.ncemch.org/

Health Information Group
The Health Information Group was established at Georgetown University to provide leadership in program development, educational resources, and innovative technology to improve health and well-being. Faculty and staff collaborate with federal agencies, professional organizations, and academic institutions to launch national health initiatives involving multiple partners; develop and disseminate culturally and linguistically competent health materials for professionals and the general public; provide access to seminal and emerging materials and technologies in the field.

For more information please visit the Health Information Group website: https://www.healthinfogroup.org/about.html

Georgetown University Initiative on Innovation, Development and Evaluation
The Georgetown University Initiative on Innovation, Development and Evaluation conducts empirical field-based research to assess the impact and effectiveness of interventions and policies aimed at empowering individuals in developing countries to improve their lives. Major research themes include governance and accountability, the promotion of agency in the delivery of health, education, and other public services, the role of mobile technology in development, and financial development and integration.
For more information please visit the Health Information Group website: http://gui2de.georgetown.edu/#_ga=1.189670889.372214194.1466810486

GEORGETOWN LAW 

The Center on Poverty and Inequality
The Center on Poverty and Inequality works with policymakers, researchers, practitioners, and advocates to develop effective policies and practices that alleviate poverty and inequality in the United States. The Center's areas of anti-poverty work include national, state, and local policy and program recommendations that help marginalized girls, promote effective workforce and education policies and programs for disconnected youth, and develop policy to combat deep poverty.
Their strategies are to partner with Administration agencies and non-profit organizations to host national conferences, produce and widely disseminate in-depth reports, engage in public speaking, and participate in national coalitions and working groups.
For more information, please visit the Center on Poverty and Inequality website: http://www.law.georgetown.edu/academics/centers-institutes/poverty-inequality/#_ga=1.143535863.372214194.1466810486

Georgetown Climate Center
The nonpartisan Georgetown Climate Center seeks to advance effective climate and energy policies in the United States and serve as a resource to state and local communities that are working to cut carbon pollution and prepare for climate change. The Center informs the development of state and federal policies that reduce carbon pollution from power plants and stationary sources, support clean and resilient transportation options, and help communities adapt to climate change.
For more information, please visit the Georgetown Climate Center website: http://www.georgetownclimate.org/about-us/index.html

Georgetown University Health Justice Alliance
The Georgetown University Health Justice Alliance is developing the next generation of leaders in medicine and law to work together to improve the health and well-being of people living in poverty. The Alliance brings together Georgetown University Medical Center faculty, clinicians, other healthcare professionals, and students with Georgetown University Law Center students, faculty, and policy experts to engage in service, interprofessional education, advocacy, and research in pursuit of health, justice, and racial equity.
For more information, please visit the Georgetown University Health Justice Alliance website: https://www.law.georgetown.edu/academics/centers-institutes/health-justice-alliance/index.cfm

The O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law
The O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University was established in 2007 through the generous philanthropy of Linda and Timothy O’Neill to respond to the need for innovative solutions to the most pressing national and international health concerns. Housed at Georgetown University Law Center in Washington D.C., the O’Neill Institute reflects the importance of public and private law in health policy analysis. The O’Neill Institute draws upon the University's considerable intellectual resources, including the School of Nursing & Health Studies, School of Medicine, the Public Policy Institute, and the Kennedy Institute of Ethics.
The essential vision for the O’Neill Institute rests upon the proposition that the law has been, and will remain, a fundamental tool for solving critical health problems in our local, national, and global communities. By contributing to a more powerful and deeper understanding of the multiple ways in which law can be used to improve health, the O’Neill Institute hopes to encourage key decision-makers in the public, private, and civil society sectors to employ the law as a positive tool to enable individuals and populations in the United States and throughout the world to lead healthier lives.
For more information, please visit the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law website: https://www.law.georgetown.edu/oneillinstitute/index.cfm

Harrison Institute for Public Law, Public Policy Clinic
The Harrison Institute supports actors who shape and make public policy. Some of their clients are nonprofit coalitions that promote policy change at various levels – local, state, federal, and international. Others are decision-makers, primarily at the state level – legislators, attorneys general, regulatory agencies, and their national associations.
Students in the public policy clinic analyze law-making authority, identify options for changing policy, help clients plan their strategy, and draft documents based on client choices. Students work in four teams: the climate team, food and health team, trade team, and human rights team. The health team works with government associations, nonprofit organizations and university-based programs to increase access to health care and nutrition for some of the nation’s most vulnerable citizens. Over the past several years, the team worked on school food reform, reducing use of antibiotics in the food chain, and strategies to fund and operate HIV/AIDS services under the Affordable Care Act.
For more information, please visit the Harrison Insitute for Public Law website: https://www.law.georgetown.edu/academics/academic-programs/clinical-programs/our-clinics/hip/