Determinants moves beyond medicine and medical research, pushing
at the edges of several disciplines and alternative and complementary
approaches, in order to connect and interweave the physical, psychological
and social determinants of health in a broad range of fields ranging
from genetics to psychology and public policy.
of the questions to be addressed within this program area will be
related to such topical and multi-disciplinary subjects as risk
and regulation in a post-genome world, addiction, infertility, obesity,
and mitigating the effects of poverty on human health around the
important aspect of Health Determinants will be the growing body
of research in several disciplines in the area of mind-body interactions,
which explores several important open questions, including the study
of the effects of emotions on health, the placebo effect, sleep
research and the mechanisms which influence human learning.