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

The Department of Population Health Sciences brings together full-time tenured and tenure-track faculty, as well as additional faculty with secondary appointments, committed to conducting research on the individual, social, structural, and community factors that create health disparities in the population and to design and implement interventions to promote health and increase health equity. Faculty research interests include all aspects of population health including adolescent health, cancer detection and outcomes, cardiovascular health, community-based participatory research, global health, health communication and messaging, health disparities, health of LGBTQ+ populations, health services research, HIV care and prevention, infection prevention and control, Latinx health, 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 anthropology, behavioral science, biostatistics, epidemiology, health education, health communication, implementation science, public health law, and qualitative, survey, and mixed methodologies.