Public Health Sciences

The Department of Public Health Sciences mission is to provide excellence and leadership in innovative research, education, and community engagement strategies to advance clinical care, patient outcomes, and population health.

We foster research and educational collaborations with clinicians, researchers and faculty members across the University, other professionals, and communities to improve health equity and overall population health and well-being.

How does a researcher find a biostatistician or other research methods collaborator or consultant?

Free service staffed by SOM Public Health Sciences statisticians to address introductory statistics and research methods questions.

PHS Consulting & Collaboration Request Form
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• Contact a PHS faculty member or staff directly
• Contact information on PHS website or UVA directory

• Cancer Center – Biostatistics Shared Resource Request Form
• iTHRIV Research Methods Core / BERD – iTHRIV Portal Consult Request

PHS faculty and staff have expertise in:

  • Clinical trial design and analysis; including pre-clinical, phase I, II & III trials, and data coordinating centers
  • Observational study design; including cohort studies, case-control studies, longitudinal studies, chart reviews
  • Mixed-methods research; study design and analysis
  • Statistical analyses; including survival analysis, longitudinal data, causal inference, Markov models, Bayesian models, meta-analyses
  • Predictive modeling; including development, validation and implementation of algorithms
  • Epidemiological and outcomes research; including use of large registry data (e.g. Medicare, UNOS)
  • Data management and sharing; including SAS, REDCap, OnCore, de-identification, creating public use datasets
  • Statistical Software; including SAS, R, Stata, SPSS, GraphPad Prism, MPlus, Matlab
  • DSMBs; both study statistician and independent statistician serving on the DSMB

Featured Stories

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From Mollusks to Maternal Health in Public Health: Courtney Rogers, PhD, MPH

From mollusks to maternal health, Courtney Rogers, PhD, MPH, was working toward a public health career even when she did not know it. Growing up in Virginia, Courtney was undecided on her choice of a major on entering UVA, but she has certainly found her niche. Earning her bachelor’s degree with the first cohort of students in Global Public Health, Courtney went on to receive her master’s in Public Health Sciences with the 4+1 program. Then, while serving a 2-year fellowship in the Public Health Associate Program with the CDC, she decided to return to UVA to study Systems and Information Engineering. In May 2023, Courtney graduated with a PhD, and now works in the Epidemic Intelligence Service at CDC.

Courtney Rogers' Journey

Group photo on steps of Old Medical School Building of new 2023 MPH students at Orientation

School of Medicine Public Health Sciences Welcomes 2023 MPH Students

The Master of Public Health Program welcomed 51 new students to the UVA School of Medicine in an orientation program on Monday. Meg Keeley, MD, Senior Associate Dean for Education, School of Medicine, welcomed the new students. The orientation program included an introduction to the University and School of Medicine, an alumni panel, and breakout sessions with faculty advisors.

PHS Welcomes 2023 MPH Students

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Chelsea Edwards: "Protect Black Women: The Inhibitors of Skin Bleaching Product Regulation and Intervention in the African Diaspora"

A May 2023 graduate in Global Public Health and Spanish, Chelsea Edwards completed her GPH research project entitled, "Protect Black Women: The Inhibitors of Skin Bleaching Product Regulation and Intervention in the African Diaspora". Skin bleaching is the use of topical creams/lotions/gels, etc., used with the intent to lighten the complexion of the face and body. A practice common in Latin America, East/South Asia, Africa, and the Caribbean (essentially anywhere colonized by Europe), Chelsea focused her capstone on African and Afro-Caribbean women.

Chelsea Edwards' Research

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Public Health Grand Rounds: "Changing 100% mortality into 85% survivability: remdesivir, COVID, feline coronavirus, and why the One Health approach is so important"

[UHW/MSB 3182 "Classroom A"] Public Health Grand Rounds is a series of seminars about current research projects in the area of Public Health. The format will be a 30-40 minute…

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