Mission and Structure

Mission Statement

The Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention is a collaborative transdisciplinary faculty that conducts translational research, training, and outreach activities in close partnership with communities to improve health and prevent disease in vulnerable populations across the lifespan.


The Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention is structured into four cores including administrative, research, training, and community engagement. Each core participates in distinct activities to support the center’s mission and goals.

Administrative Core: Allocation of resources, governance, administrative support, and coordination of activities across the center.

Research Core: Conduct and disseminate translational research focused on health promotion and disease prevention.

Community Engagement Core: Engage local community members, agencies, and stakeholders to facilitate academic-community collaborations and outreach.

Training and Mentoring Core: Support the next generation of health promotion and disease prevention scientists.