The Fairbanks School of Public Health (FSPH) evolved from the Department of Public Health in the Indiana University School of Medicine and became an independent Indiana University school in 2012, focusing on urban health, health policy, biostatistics, epidemiology, and environmental health.
Establishing FSPH marked a significant transition from a historically teaching-oriented program to one with a greater balance between teaching, research, and service. As such, the past years have entailed hiring research-oriented faculty at all ranks, with many of these positions going to junior investigators with strong postdoctoral experiences.
Each of these new faculty received competitive start-up packages to bolster the launch of their career at IU. FSPH has grown its small departmental research portfolio, with six awards totaling less than $200k in 2010, to a robust school portfolio of 150 awards of Federal grant support between 2016 and 2021, for a total funding of approximately $40 million.
A list of our externally sponsored projects and the outstanding investigators leading them can be found below.