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

Group photo of PHS 2023 MPH and MS-CR Graduates

School of Medicine Public Health Sciences Confers Degrees

Fifty-two students were awarded degrees on Sunday, May 21 and received their diplomas at a special ceremony for the Master of Public Health Program and the Master of Clinical Research Program at Culbreth Hall.

PHS Confers Master's Degrees

Konstantine Khutsishvili and daughter Liza Khutsishvili stand in front of door with Georgia national flag.

Konstantine Khutsishvili and Liza Khutsishvili: Father/Daughter Graduates in Public Health Sciences

As graduation approaches, PHS recognizes the work its graduates do to improve the health of those in the community, locally and around the globe. Here, we learn about two graduates with a unique history, a close bond, and great potential: Konstantine Khutsishvili, MPH (2018) and daughter, Liza Khutsishvili, a 2023 graduate with dual bachelor’s degrees in Global Public Health and Commerce.

Konstantine's and Liza's Story

Group photo of PHS MPH students who displayed posters.

Master of Public Health Degree Candidates Present Final Projects

From examining clinical outcomes in the hospital to exploring the social determinants of health in the community, more than 30 graduating MPH Students showcased their analysis and recommendations to improve Health Outcomes and Health Equity at the PHS Poster Day this week.

PHS MPH Degree Candidates 2023

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