Research Areas

Although CHIP affiliates conduct research in many areas related to health, inequalities, and populations, their research especially touches on three over-lapping and reinforcing areas. Many work in more than one of these areas as part of interdisciplinary and collaborative teams, including with fellow CHIP affiliates and beyond.

Primary Research Areas

Life Course and Intergenerational Processes

The study of families, social relationships, and institutions is central to understanding how health inequalities emerge, are modified, or are sustained across the life course.

Identities and Inequalities

The critical role that inequalities due to socioeconomic status, race/ethnicity, gender, sexuality, and nativity play in producing health inequalities.

Neighborhoods and the Social Environment

How neighborhoods, schools, communities, and the political/social environment shape access to resources (social, cultural, and economic) linked to health.

CHIP affiliates also conduct research that may not fit under these three primary areas of research. This important research can be found on our affiliates’ departmental home pages.

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