The Wadsworth Center places a strong emphasis on basic and applied research to support and enhance its mission in Public Health, as evidenced by a body of work that includes more than 4,000 publications found at PubMed alone.

Research is conducted in areas such as public health genomics, microbial pathogenesis and host immunity, bacterial drug resistance, vector-borne infectious diseases, biomonitoring for environmental toxins, cellular and molecular structure analysis, adaptive neurotechnologies, and nuclear and atmospheric chemistry.

In support of its research, the Center provides state-of-the-art scientific core services in genetics and genomics, bioinformatics, biochemistry and immunology, and imaging and molecular structure analysis.