The INSP is committed to conducting cutting-edge research that both informs students’ education and contributes to overall knowledge in the field. The Institute’s stated goals for research are:
- To contribute to the creation of original knowledge to improve public health conditions through “mission-oriented research” that identifies factors affecting the health of various populations and determines effective community interventions. Subjects of analysis include populations (epidemiological research), health systems (systems research), individuals (clinical research) and cellular parts (molecular biology).
- To promote a multidisciplinary approach to generating knowledge aimed at meeting public health challenges.
- To produce knowledge that translates into actions and policies in diverse sectors (e.g., health, education, social development), thus ensuring that health services benefit the people of Mexico, Latin America and around the globe.