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John D. Bower School of Population Health

Motivated by science, inspired by communities

Welcome to the John D. Bower School of Population Health. Our mission is to provide world-class graduate training to prepare the next generation of scientists and health care professionals to improve the health of individuals, populations, and communities through enhancing health care systems and health policies.

The Bower School of Population Health is housed in one of several academic medical centers that offer a degree in this field, and it has been designed to complement, strengthen and extend the capacity for scholarship across UMMC. We assist in achieving the institutional missions by supporting rigorous approaches to investigation and education in the areas of patient outcomes, quality, new business and financial models, and health care delivery.

The Bower School of Population Health positions UMMC to be a value-driven organization that can lead health care transformation, scholarship and implementation for the future.

"There are six of us in the first cohort of the PhD in Population Health Science program. Collectively we have served as dentists, nurses, speech pathologists, occupational therapists, epidemiologists, and administrators. The diversity of our backgrounds combined with the great diversity and experience of the faculty and administration make the program that much stronger."

—Leslie Musshafen, PhD in Population Health Science


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