The Department of Population Health Sciences within the College of Medicine officially launched July 2, 2018.

Dr. Eric Schrimshaw joined the department as founding Chair in July, 2019. The Department plays a central role in The Academic Health Sciences Center and Population Health Collaborative that promote multidisciplinary collaboration in population health across other colleges at the university.

The Department of Population Health Sciences brings together full-time tenured and tenure-track faculty, as well as additional faculty with secondary appointments. Faculty research interests include all aspects of population health such as adolescent risk behaviors, cancer detection and outcomes, cardiovascular health, health disparities, health of LGBTQ+ populations, HIV care and prevention, men’s health, mental health, obesity, sexual health, substance use and cessation, including alcohol and tobacco use, suicidality, and violence against women among many others. Faculty expertise areas include behavioral science and health behavior, biostatistics, epidemiology, and survey methodology.