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About Us

Our Mission

To facilitate transdisciplinary research on the prevention and treatment of obesity and related diseases. Our research impacts all levels of society and leads to improved quality of life across the lifespan.

Our Values

Innovative & Sustainable Solutions

We think and act creatively, knowing that sustainable improvements in education, policy, behavior and environments are key to improving our nation's health. 

Commitment to Community

We engage in community-based, participatory efforts to inspire our research, programs and student leadership opportunities. 

Quality & Excellence

Our team of experts excels at providing diverse communities with the highest quality solutions. 

Health Equity

We identify and work to overcome disparities that prevent people from achieving sustained optimal health. 


"Center for Health Research is a growing, dynamic program, and an excellent example of our Learn by Doing approach. Our faculty work closely with our students to provide rich opportunities to test their knowledge on real-world challenges. As a result, Center for Health Research students are acquiring skills that will distinguish them when they enter the workforce."  

Cal Poly President Jeffrey D. Armstrong


Our Team

Center for Health Research is a university Center, governed by an executive committee, and reporting to the COSAM Dean and Provost.

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