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Faculty Research Groups

Wael Al-Delaimy Research Group

Wael Al-Delaimy Research GroupLed by Wael Al-Delaimy, MD, PhD, the California American Indian Tobacco Initiative Evaluation (CAITIE) team is based in the Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science at UC San Diego.  We are the evaluators of the California Department of Public Health, California Tobacco Control Program's (CTCP) California American Indian Initiative to Reduce Tobacco-Related Disparities statewide funding initiative, referred to as the 'American Indian Initiative'. Learn More.

gmh-photo1.jpgLed by Wael Al-Delaimy, MD, PhD, the mission of the  Global Mental Health Initiative (GMHI) at the UC San Diego  Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science is to advance the recognition, prevention and care of global mental illnesses with a special focus in the Arab countries that are disproportionately suffering from wars, trauma and other risk factors for these illnesses. Learn More. 

Cheryl Anderson Research Group

Cheryl Anderson Research GroupThe Anderson Lab is led by Cheryl Anderson, PhD, MPH, MS. Dr. Anderson's research focuses on nutrition and chronic disease prevention in underserved populations using observational epidemiologic study designs, randomized clinical trials, and implementation science.  
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July 25- August 6, 2021 
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Tarik Benmarhnia Research Group

This research group works towards identifying climate-related risk factors, effective interventions, and vulnerable populations. Its mission is to communicate their science to inform decision makers and policy to improve public health. Learn More

Steve Edland Research Group

Steve Edland Research GroupLed by Steve Edland, PhD, the MADURA Program (Mentorship for Advancing Diversity in Undergraduate Research on Aging) is a training opportunity funded by the NIH National Institute on Aging for UC San Diego Latinx and other underrepresented minority (URM) group undergraduates. Learn More

Rebecca Fielding-Miller Research Group

Rebecca Fielding-Miller Research GroupLed by Dr. Rebecca Fielding-Miller, the Safer at School Early Alert (SASEA) system is a COVID-19 wastewater detection pilot program for K-12 schools and daycares. Learn More


Camille Nebeker Research Group

Camille Nebeker Research GroupLed by Camille Nebeker, EdD and Co-Investigators, Nadir Weibel, PhD, Alan Card, PhD, MPH, and Anthony Magit, MD, MPH, the Research Center for Optimal Digital Ethics (ReCODE) supports researchers and institutions involved in the digital health research process. The goal of ReCODE is to increase awareness of ethical principles and practices from the earliest stages of technology design to the deployment of digital health research. Learn More

James Sallis Research Group

James F. Sallis, PhD is Distinguished Professor at the Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health, University of California San Diego and Professorial Fellow at Australian Catholic University, Melbourne.  His research interests have ranged from promoting physical activity in families. schools (SPARK), health care settings, and universities, to understanding policy and environmental influences on physical activity, nutrition, and obesity.  He was Director of Active Living Research (2001-2015) that helped establish an interdisciplinary field of research to identify effective environmental and policy strategies to increase physical activity.  He is an author of over 700 scientific publications and one of the world's most cited authors (top 0.01%). He is currently focusing on getting research used to create healthier cities. Dr. Sallis is Past-President of Society of Behavioral Medicine and member of the National Academy of Medicine.

This widely-used website contains many resources developed over decades of research that can be used by researchers, practitioners, and advocates. Our research groups have mainly studied physical activity, with some studies related to nutrition, obesity, and tobacco control. There are papers on international studies, health disparities, ecological models of behavior, interventions, and measurement development. Collaborative projects led by others included additional topics such as sun safety and mental health. Learn More