What We Fund

Public health law research spans many health topics, legal domains and research methods. Public health law research is the scientific study of the impact of laws and legal practices on public health in the United States. We fund research that directly tests the effects of law, those that map the law scientifically, that illuminates the health law-making process, documents the implementation of law, and explores the mechanisms through which laws influence individuals and environments.

For more discussion of what constitutes public health law research, see our paper, “Making the Case for Laws that Improve Health: A Framework for Public Health Law Research.”