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  • Thomas Babor was an editor of the February supplement issue of the scientific journal Addiction, which includes reports analyzing a national demonstration program based on the SBIRT (Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment) method.  Reports describe that early intervention likely reduced substance use.  Article
  • Thomas Babor was also an editor of the January supplement issue of Addiction, which contains reports examining the impact of alcohol marketing on children.  The findings show that youth are not sufficiently protected by alcohol industry self-regulation codes.  Article  Dr. Babor also spoke on WNPR News.  Audio in Article
  • Jane Ungemack was interviewed on her analysis of the effectiveness of The Family-Based Recovery method of intervention for parents who need substance abuse treatment in keeping their children in their home.  Article
  • Barry Levy, M.D., M.P.H., presented “Climate Change and Human Rights,” at the M.P.H. New Student Convocation, in Keller Auditorium, on Aug 25, 2016. Watch video >
  • Thomas Babor is now the president of ICARA, the International Confederation of Alcohol, Tobacco and other Drug (ATOD) Research Associations.
  • The UConn Master's of Public Health (M.P.H.) program offers a new FastTrack (4+1 B.A./B.S.-M.P.H.) option for qualified students. The program allows students to complete their bachelor’s degrees in any UConn-approved discipline and the M.P.H. degree within 5 years of their initial matriculation as undergraduates.
  • Richard Stevens on CNN: Doctors Issue Warning About LED Streetlights
  • Recent books published by our faculty >

The Department of Community Medicine and Health Care is a basic science department within the UConn School of Medicine. It consists of 12 full-time faculty and over 25 support staff, with a research portfolio representing a total commitment of over $10 million in extramural funding. The department’s research covers cancer epidemiology, substance use disorders, health services evaluation, health law and ethics, health behavior, public health dentistry, HIV/AIDS, and global health. More than 55 adjunct faculty have clinical and M.P.H. teaching appointments. The department serves the School of Medicine as the academic home of faculty in the social, behavioral, and public health sciences as well as health law and medical ethics. The Department of Community Medicine is the home to the M.P.H. and Ph.D. graduate programs in Public Health.

The mission of the department is to provide education, research, and service to the University and the broader Connecticut community. The department offers educational opportunities for individuals pursuing careers in the patient-care professions, public health and the biomedical sciences, advancing knowledge through