Using science to accelerate social good

Over the years, our faculty and researchers have achieved national recognition for research funding, scholarly productivity and social impact. David Takeuchi, associate dean for faculty excellence, and Rona Levy, associate dean for research, play key roles in fostering this climate of innovation. Together, they continue the School's tradition of high-impact scholarship as they search for ways to enable faculty, researchers and doctoral students to establish new research programs and creatively expand into new areas of scholarship.

Childhood abdominal pain

Chronic pain often clusters in families but reducing factors such as parental anxiety may lead to improved health for their children. With a $3.8 million grant, Professor Rona Levy studies preventive interventions for at-risk children


Adults and e-cigarettes

Researchers from the School’s Social Development Research Group found that adult smokers who switched to e-cigarettes may also adopt healthier habits, such as more exercise and more social engagement.

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Health disparities research

David T. Takeuchi, associate dean for faculty excellence, will receive the 2022 Inclusive Voices Award on May 13 from the American Association for Public Opinion Research for his work on the National Latino and Asian American Study.