Andrew Young School of Policy Studies and School of Public Health
Georgia State’s strategic plan commits to becoming a leader in understanding and solving the complex challenges of cities and urbanization. This proposal led to the creation of the Urban Studies Institute which leverages strengths in multidisciplinary collaboration across the university.
School of Public Health, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, the Lewis School of Nursing and Health Professions, and the College of Arts and Sciences
The GRAND Initiative addresses the growing global threat of non-communicable diseases (NCDs), such as heart disease, stroke, cancer, chronic respiratory diseases, diabetes, obesity, drug and alcohol abuse, and mental illness. NCDs, also referred to as chronic diseases, are the leading cause of mortality around the globe, according to the World Health Organization. Faculty are collaborating to develop strategies to reduce the global burden of these diseases.
Robinson College of Business, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, College of Arts and Sciences
This initiative addresses the challenges of cybersecurity and public policy in two strategically important sectors of the U.S. economy – the financial technology and health information industries. The initiative takes advantage of GSU’s research expertise in the areas of criminal decision-making and crime prevention policy. By wedding the human elements of cybersecurity to computer science research on technological strategies for the protection of cyberspace, the initiative provides national and international level leadership in research on cybersecurity.
School of Public Health, College of Education and Human Development, College of Arts and Sciences, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Robinson College of Business, Lewis College of Nursing and Health Professions, Institute for Biomedical Sciences, Global Studies Institute
The Center for the Quantitative and Statistical Sciences (QUEST) will expand existing strengths in data science and research computing at GSU, and provide a complementary and innovative core in quantitative research methodology, including study design, sampling, measurement, and data analysis. The Center will promote interdisciplinary collaborations, and supply critical support for the large-scale research enterprises of faculty across the social, behavioral, educational, policy, health, biomedical, communication, and learning sciences.
This area will bring together policy evaluation, research into biobehavioral causes and outcomes, and research into prevention science methodology. Interpersonal violence has significant negative outcomes for victims, including a wide range of health, behavioral and social problems, along with economic challenges. Researchers will seek to understand the causes and consequences of interpersonal violence, inform public policy and emphasize the development, refinement and evaluation of interventions to reduce or prevent interpersonal violence.
This program will combine multiple fields of research and scholarship to address how precision medicine, which is the application of modern genomic and data science techniques to tailor health care to individual variation in human disease, can advance the health of the population. There have been legal, ethical and economic concerns raised about precision medicine, but there is no integrated approach in the field. Georgia State’s efforts to develop such an approach will involve faculty from the participating units listed above.