With nearly 3,000 students across an array of undergraduate and advanced degree programs, the School of Public Health-Bloomington offers a traditional campus experience enriched by 21st-century innovation. More than 120 faculty in five academic departments -- Department of Kinesiology; Department of Applied Health Science; Department of Recreation, Park and Tourism Studies; Department of Environmental Health; and Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics -- conduct major research, teach and engage with communities across a broad spectrum of health, wellness and disease-prevention topics. Each department offers numerous majors, minors and opportunities for graduate and undergraduate studies. In addition to its academic departments, the school administers Campus Recreational Sports, which serves roughly 80 percent of the IU Bloomington student body through various intramural, club and individual sports opportunities.
The Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics studies the distribution and patterns of health-events and provides statistical methodology on topics in human health. These two fields of study are the cornerstone of public health research and practice. The department faculties conduct research on a broad range of health outcomes and exposures and are fully committed to help students develop career in academia, industry or government and become leaders in the field.
The Indiana Prevention Resource Center (IPRC) was established in 1987 to assist Indiana based alcohol, tobacco and other drug (ATOD) prevention practitioners to improve the quality of their services. In recent years our purview has expanded to include problem gambling prevention and ATOD treatment. The IPRC, located in Bloomington, is part of the Department of Applied Health Science at Indiana University. Our primary target audience is the community of prevention professionals and volunteers, and government officials who are providing or monitoring delivery of ATOD and problem gambling prevention and treatment services to Indiana residents. We enable prevention and treatment professionals to deliver evidence based programs, policies and practices to the general public.
The Office of Global and Community Health Partnerships was created to connect the School of Public Health with community partnerships to address critical public health needs. The mission of the office it to improve global and community health by fostering partnerships that promote student engagement, workforce development, continuing education, community service and collaborative and community-based research.
The Study Design and Data Analysis Consulting Center (SDDACC) in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics within the School of Public Health – Bloomington provides a wide range of supports and services through collaborative researches. SDDACC provides biostatistics and epidemiology consulting to faculty, staff, and students within and outside of SPH. The mission of SDDACC is to provide our biostatistical and epidemiological expertise in support of health related researches. The team is comprised of Masters and PhD level statisticians/epidemiologists from the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics.
The Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI) is a statewide collaboration of Indiana University, Purdue University and the University of Notre Dame, as well as public and private partnerships, which facilitates the translation of scientific discoveries in the lab into clinical trials and new patient treatments in Indiana and beyond. The Indiana CTSI is a member of a national network of 61 Clinical and Translational Science Award funded organizations across the United States.