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Population Health

Population Health

Population health science is an emerging interdisciplinary discipline that combines social, medical science, demography, epidemiology, and economics to quantify the conditions that shape health.

The Department of Population Health will offer a two-year Master of Science program and a four- to five-year program of study leading to the doctorate of philosophy degree. The program will begin with course work, followed by a combination of course work and research and will finish with independent research conducted under the advisement of one of the faculty. The department is well equipped with nationally respected interdisciplinary graduate faculty members, population-level national databases accessible for student research projects, and an innovative, project-based curriculum.

The Department of Population Health is strongly committed to graduate research and teaching. A particular advantage is that the department is relatively small in size, which will promote close interactions between faculty members and students.

Mission 

The mission of the Department of Population Health in the John D. Bower School of Population Health is to educate and train future population health scientists uniquely equipped to conduct impact-driven research and to prepare clinical professionals to deliver population-oriented patient care in consideration of cost, quality and efficacy.

History

In April 2016, the Department of Population Health was instituted under the new John D. Bower School of Population Health to educate future researchers and clinicians in the science of population health. The goal of the degree programs in the Department of Population Health Science is to train future population health scientists with the breath of methodological and interdisciplinary expertise to address the full range of factors that influence health and disease and to prepare clinicians equipped to deliver population-oriented care.

Contact us

The Population Health will be located in the Translational Research Building on the University of Mississippi Medical Center campus. For more information, email us