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Human Ecology: A Focus on Health

College of Human Ecology Dean and student

The College of Human Ecology engages in cutting-edge research related to human health, including tissue regeneration (textiles and apparel), brain function (human development), respiratory diseases (nutritional sciences), interior pollutants (design and environmental analysis), pharmaceutical policy (policy analysis and management), and elder care (Bronfenbrenner Life Course Center). Ecology of Obesity focuses college-wide on ecological factors that influence diet and physical activity.

Of particular interest are: