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Faculty and Research Themes

Research Themes

Energy and Environment

Sanford offers top-ranked environmental academics and expertise in environmental and energy policy.

Health Policy

Sanford faculty provide in-depth understanding of economic, sociological and political forces that shape health care systems in the U.S. and other countries.

Technology Policy

Faculty members’ research focuses on topics including national security, healthcare, media and gender violence prevention.

Media and Democracy

Sanford’s mission is to improve lives and communities by researching the most pressing public policy issues and preparing students for lives of leadership, civic engagement and public service.

Security Policy

Sanford faculty are working to understand and prepare students for national security challenges of the 21st century.

Social Policy

Sanford faculty provide students with an understanding of the impact of laws, regulations, and data on social outcomes.

International Development

Sanford faculty have active field research projects in more than 20 countries with expertise in economics, environmental engineering, political science, energy policy, quantitative and qualitative evaluation methods, migration, and many other applied areas.