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Population Health Faculty and Research

The College of Health Solutions aims to discover approaches to maintaining and improving the health of entire populations and reducing inequalities in health between groups of people.  We use a multidisciplinary approach blending the disciplines of public health/health promotion, biomedical informatics, health economics, nutrition, exercise science, and health care delivery to achieve new discoveries. We also employ a multi-level strategy with studies focused on individuals, social networks, communities, institutions, policies, systems, and environments to better understand the determinants of health.

A few examples of our work include:

  • Development of gender-specific and culturally-tailored healthy lifestyle interventions for racial/ethnic minority men
  • Examination of the strength and shape of relationships between environmental characteristics and physical activity, dietary patterns, and obesity
  • Applying patient-centered and systems engineering approaches to improve access to care for those in greatest need (poor, uninsured or underinsured)
  • Exploring behavioral economics and incentive structures to transform health care delivery and disease management
  • Nutritional strategies to enhance cardiometabolic health and the prevention and management of chronic disease


Deborah Helitzer
Dean & Professor

Helitzer's research has focused on health outcome improvements through interventions in communities and in clinical settings.

Simon Holzapfel
Clinical Asst Professor
Alexis Koskan
Assistant Professor, Public Health

A public health and health communication researcher by training, I am an Assistant Professor of Public Health at Arizona State University’s College of Health Solutions.

Chong Lee
Assoc Professor
Scott Leischow
Director (FSC) & Professor
Lesley Manson
Clinical Assoc Professor (FSC)
Sarah Martinelli
Clinical Asst Professor