Conducting critical research to fill gaps and needs in the evidence base for public health law research

The Foundation's program, Public Health Law Research: Making the Case for Laws That Improve Health, was designed to build the evidence for public health law and policy, translate research findings into practical tools to increase the support for and use of law by policy makers and public health practitioners, and to translate findings to other fields and venues to improve and protect health.To more proactively address research topics of significance in public health law, this grant will fund up to seven studies targeted to meet the needs of the public health and public health law communities, as well as the goal of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to strengthen the use of regulatory, legal and policy solutions to improve public health. This project will serve to identify and fund research on timely and strategic topics, and replaces the previous rapid-response funding mechanism. Temple University, which hosts the Public Health Law Research (PHLR) national program office (NPO), will manage this grant and will ensure that the studies address current questions and/or issues that impact public health; employ strong methods in conducting the research; and translate findings and disseminate them widely and in a timely manner. The deliverable will be a public-use dataset(s) for inclusion in the Foundation's Health and Medical Care Archive.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $748,883.00

Awarded on: 5/30/2012

Time frame: 6/1/2012 - 8/31/2014

Grant Number: 69965


Temple University Beasley School of Law

1719 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, 19122-6002


Scott C. Burris
Project Director