Funded Research

Our faculty members are leading researchers who collaborate with scholars throughout UB, and with researchers and organizations across the region, country and globe.

  • Aging
    Studies about diet, especially vitamin D, will provide insight regarding the role of nutrition in the etiology of age-related eye and periodontal diseases.
  • Cancer
    Projects focus on better understanding the factors related to the causation of cancer. For example, a study of African American families with a history of breast cancer will add to our understanding of the genetics of this disease and potentially lead to preventive measures.
  • Cardiovascular Diseases
    Researchers are examining physiological and psychological measures of stress in police officers to evaluate potential associations of these measures with early signs of cardiovascular and metabolic disease.
  • Clinical Trials and Experimentation
    Our current clinical trial focuses on the effects of aspirin in gestation and reproduction.
  • Environmental and Occupational Health
    Studies explore environmental exposures in relation to morbidity and mortality, looking at both individuals who are occupationally exposed and others in the general population.
  • Global Population Health
    Faculty are involved in a number of studies investigating disease prevention. Studies examining how to prevent diarrheal disease, a major source of death of infants and children in developing economies, could have enormous health impacts.
  • Women's Health
    Ongoing studies are looking at the major causes of morbidity and mortality in postmenopausal women--work that has led to major shifts in the way clinical care is approached for this group.
  • Maternal and Child Health
    SPHHP faculty are studying the impacts of health disparities as early as the prenatal period.