ATLANTA—Sponsored funding for research and outreach conducted by faculty and staff at the Georgia State University School of Public Health reached nearly $21 million in fiscal year 2022, setting a new record.
The $20.96 million total for fiscal year 2022, which concluded on June 30, is nearly double the school’s total from just four years ago.
“Our rapid growth in sponsored funding underscores the talent, determination and dedication of the exceptional faculty of the School of Public Health,” said Dean Rodney Lyn. “In metro Atlanta and beyond, they are seeking solutions to urgent health challenges and partnering with communities to advance health equity.”
Total sponsored funding is composed of grants and contracts from federal agencies such as the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as well as state agencies, private foundations, and other partners.
In the past year, School of Public Health faculty received grants to examine the effects of air pollution in childcare centers, house the Georgia Association for Infant Mental Health, and establish a National Center on Child Trafficking at Georgia State. Additional grants have supported research and community-based interventions focused on chronic disease; infectious disease; the urban environment and urban health; substance use and mental health; and tobacco prevention and control.