The Applied Environmental Microbiology and Exposure Assessment Lab within the University of Maryland School of Public Health focuses on evaluating the complex relationships between environmental microbial exposures and human infectious diseases. 

The center conducts statistical and bioinformatics analysis, data mining, and quantitative risk assessments in areas of public health and biomedical research. We provide our services via research collaborations.

The Center for Healthy Families houses the training facility for the Couple and Family Therapy program in the Department of Family Science. Family therapy is provided to approximately 450 area families and couples annually. These services are provided in eight clinical therapy rooms with observation facilities attached for use by clinical supervisors.

The nation's first center specifically dedicated to understanding the health and development of young adults, the Center on Young Adult Health and Development aims to focus on conditions that affect the young adult population such as depression, substance abuse, and obesity.

The laboratory supports research in quantifying individual level exposures to air pollutants including volatile organic compounds (VOCs), polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and particulate matter (PM).  Ongoing laboratory work supports exposure assessment in epidemiological studies using air samples as well as biological samples such as urine, blood and saliva. 

This lab has EEG equipment which can be used in a sound attenuated chamber.

This laboratory is used to study the neural control of walking and standing.  It contains a three-screen visual cave to project a moving virtual visual scene surrounding the subject, linear motors to mechanically perturb the subject, a treadmill, a kinematic tracking system to record the subject's movements, and an EMG system to record the subject's muscle activations.

The aim of this center is to study cancer-related disparities in and around Prince George's County, Maryland. Using a community based participatory research approach, CHAMP works with community partners largely in faith-based communities to increase early detection of breast, prostate, and colorectal screening.

The Community THRIVES Lab conducts community-engaged, transformative health research at the intersection of family violence, early childhood, and adolescent sexual health intervention.

A Center of Excellence at the Nexus of Sustainable Water Reuse, Food, and Health, funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture-National Institute for Food and Agriculture, is focused on facilitating the adoption of transformative on‐farm solutions that enable the safe use of nontraditional irrigation water on food crops and effectively reduce the nation’s agricultural water challenges that are...

The Environmental And Spatial Epidemiology Lab (EASEL) is engaged in a variety of research, including spatial modeling and mapping, evaluating environmental exposures associated with chronic health outcomes, and examining the intersection between mind, body, environment and health.

An overview of Dr. Payne-Sturges' research activities.

The Environmental Health in Vulnerable Populations Lab focuses on studying exposures to environmental contaminants arising from consumer product use among vulnerable populations understudied and underrepresented in public health research with a focus on women of reproductive age, pregnant women, children, low-income populations, and occupational populations. 

The Exercise for Brain Health Laboratory, led by Dr. J.Carson Smith, is focused on understanding how exercise and physical activity affect human brain function and mental health. Dr. Smith's investigations use magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to examine brain function in people at risk for Alzheimer's disease.

The Exposome Small Molecule Core Facility, or the Core, supports the research endeavors of faculty and students across the UMD community. The highly sensitive and accurate instruments available at the Core enable researchers to analyze small molecules in a variety of natural products, environmental samples and human bio-samples.

Our laboratory focuses on two different areas of genetics: understanding the role of genetics (gene variation) in explaining how different individuals respond to various exercise programs and why similar people can respond differently to the same stimulus. And, we are examining how exercise/physical activity can influence DNA itself (e.g., telomere biology, epigenetics). 

Our research focuses on the emotional, mental, and physical wellbeing of transgender and gender non-conforming children and their families. Primarily using data from The TransKids Project, a longitudinal study examining such youngsters and their families, our current studies are examining the wellbeing of these children's mothers, and predictors of it.

The aim of this lab is to study system-level care coordination among hospitals, communities, and public health agencies that can improve population mental health and reduce health disparities. Our group uses interdisciplinary approaches and involves collaboration with clinical leaders, community partners, and organizational decision-makers.  

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