Center for Health and Wellbeing

Welcome to CHW

The Center for Health and Wellbeing (CHW) fosters research and teaching on the multiple aspects of health and wellbeing in both developed and developing countries. 

The center’s goals are to understand the determinants of health and wellbeing and the role that public policy plays in shaping the quality of people’s lives, and to educate undergraduates and graduate students who aspire to careers in health and health policy.

Since its inception in 2000, CHW has convened an active interdisciplinary community of researchers who work on health, wellbeing and health policy. 

It has also developed high-quality teaching programs in health and health policy at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Read more

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Upcoming Events

Mindscapes Unveiled, an exhibition by Chanika Svetvilas
Fri, Sep 8, 2023, 10:00 amThu, Sep 28, 2023, 8:00 pm

Lab 2022-23 Artist-in-Residence Chanika Svetvilas will be presenting a culminating exhibition from her year-long project, Anonymous Was the Data, which uplifts the individual lived experiences of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders who have a mental health difference or condition through mapping their survey data about healthcare access and…

Hurley Gallery, Lewis Arts complex
Free & open to the public
Book Talk: We’ve Got You Covered: Rebooting American Health Care
Tue, Oct 3, 2023, 12:15 pm1:20 pm
Book Talk: 
Julis Romo Rabinowitz Building, Room 399
  • Free & open to the public
  • Students, Faculty, Fellows & Staff - registration required
Wielding the Tools of Environmental Policy: How Regulatory Rulemaking Serves the Climate, Clean Air, and Environmental Justice Agenda
Mon, Oct 30, 2023, 12:15 pm1:15 pm

On March 8, 2022, and again on January 23, 2023, President Biden nominated Joseph Goffman to serve as Assistant Administrator in the Office of Air and Radiation (OAR) of the US Environmental Protection Agency. Since January 2021, he has served as the Principal Deputy Assistant Administrator Performing Delegated Duties of Assistant Administrator…

300 Wallace Hall
Film Screening and Panel Discussion: “SILENT PANDEMIC”
Wed, Nov 1, 2023, 4:30 pm7:00 pm

Join us on for a screening of “SILENT PANDEMIC – The global fight against Antimicrobial Resistance”, followed by a panel discussion by Janet Currie (Henry Putnam Professor of Economics and Public Affairs), Simon Levin (James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology),…

Guyot Hall, Room 10
Free & open to the public