Department of Public Health Sciences

Research in Public Health Sciences

Today's most relevant health care issues are being addressed by current faculty research. Clemson's Public Health Sciences faculty examine a broad range of challenges in the U.S. health care system and introduce innovative approaches by drawing on diverse backgrounds, including medicine, social sciences, economics, business and policy. Collaborations with affiliated research centers provides access to further resources and expertise.

Clemson's Public Health Sciences faculty are currently involved in the following research areas:

Access to Health and Disability Services

Lee Crandall

Alcohol and Substance Abuse

Lee Crandall, Kip Kingree, Hugh Spitler, Martie Thompson, Khoa Truong

Behavior and Cognitive Economics

Lu Shi

Built Environment and Public Health

Hugh Spitler, Khoa Truong

Cancer Prevention and Control

Rachel Mayo, Windsor Sherrill

Chronic Disease Coping and Management

Cheryl Dye, Karen Kemper, Joel Williams

Community-based Participatory Research

Sarah Griffin, Joel Williams

Digital Interventions related to Risky Behavior in on-line Social Media

Deidra Morrison

Environmental Health

Deborah Falta

Health Care Financing and Payment Systems

Windsor Sherrill Lu Shi, Khoa Truong

Health Economics

Windsor Sherrill, Lu Shi, Khoa Truong

Health Policy and Bioethics

Lee Crandall, Windsor Sherrill

Men's Health

Hugh Spitler

Minority Health and Eliminating Disparities

Karen Kemper, Rachel Mayo, Windsor Sherrill, Lu Shi, Hugh Spitler, Joel Williams

Obesity, Diet and Physical Activity

Sarah Griffin, Karen Kemper, Ralph Welsh, Joel Williams

Older Adult Health Promotion

Cheryl Dye, Joel Williams

Patient Advocacy and Medical Errors

Windsor Sherrill, Hugh Spitler

School Based Health

Sarah Griffin, Joel Williams

Substance Abuse 

Lee CrandallKip Kingree, Deidra Morrison,  Hugh SpitlerMartie Thompson

Suicidal Behavior

Martie Thompson

Violence

Martie Thompson