The faculty within the department represent a wide array of disciplines, expertise and interests. The departmental members come from backgrounds in public health, political science, urban planning, ecological psychology, law, management, medicine, economics and data science. Collectively they have conducted numerous policy or management related projects that include assessments of local health care infrastructures, national studies of the quality of health care services, critical access hospitals, long-term care policies, Medicaid, managed care and court mandated access.