HPDP engages in applied research, developing and testing new ways to confront the most pressing health problems facing our society. We specialize in community-based participatory research (CBPR), which creates interventions that are grounded in community values and implemented, evaluated, and disseminated with community guidance and involvement. Our methods, tools, and materials are designed, tested, and culturally adapted for use by groups that are disproportionately affected by poor health. Priority areas for HPDP currently include:

  • Cancer, cardiovascular disease, and stroke prevention
  • Healthy aging
  • HIV/AIDS and STD prevention
  • Obesity prevention and control
  • Research translation and dissemination
  • Social and economic determinants of health
  • Sustainable food systems