The Partnership for Urban Health Research seeks to understand how the urban environment affects the health and well-being of people who reside and work in the metropolitan Atlanta area. We focus our efforts on populations that bear a disproportionate burden of illness and disease using an interdisciplinary approach to research. In partnership with surrounding communities, we will create and disseminate knowledge that is both meaningful and beneficial to the communities that participate in the process.


  • Become nationally recognized as a center of excellence in urban health research
  • Develop innovative research methods and refine and advance their application
  • Establish interdisciplinary teams, composed of academic and community partners
  • Create a scholarly urban health partnership with the Atlanta community and beyond
  • Advance knowledge in the four priority health research areas

Priority Research Areas


Status Report Archives

PUHR Status Report April 2008