The Department of Public Health Sciences brings a unique, interdisciplinary approach to population health and clinical research, and to the generation, management and interpretation of basic science, clinical and health-related information.

The Department of Public Health Sciences collaborates in numerous School of Medicine and cross-university research initiatives, and serves as a bridge to others across the university and to the community at large. See the DPHS Mission statement and History for more information.

The Department has the following seven Sections of Expertise with the following goals:

  • enhance intellectual exchange and collaboration among faculty and professional research staff on research, education, and service in the field
  • catalyze research, not only among department faculty, but also with other faculty in the School of Medicine and across Grounds.

Clinical Outcomes & Comparative Effectiveness Research Section

Population Health and Prevention Research Section

Clinical Trials: Statistical Design & Application Section

Be Smart-Be Safe Section in Quality & Patient Safety

Biomedical Informatics & Clinical Research Data Support Section

Health Policy, Law & Ethics Section

Biostatistics Section

Department faculty members provide a wide range of Research Collaboration and Consulting support and services to School of Medicine faculty, departments and others.

The Department also provides a robust Educational Program in public health and clinical and population research at the undergraduate, graduate, and professional levels (Prospective students click here).



View our departmental brochure

PHS Upcoming Events

November 19 – 12 noon
Jordan Hall – Room 1-5

Erik Finkelstein, PhD
Research Professor of Global Health
Associate Professor, Duke-National University of Singapore
Director of the Lien Center for Palliative Care

“Paying for End of Life Care:  Preferences and Willingness to Pay”

Cancer Control & Population Health Program
Department of Public Health Sciences
Center for Behavioral Health & Technology

 December 4 – 12 noon
West Complex Room 3181

Guofen Yan
CMS claims and disease registry data to assess disparities in chronic disease:
opportunities and challenges

Population Health & Prevention Series