Public Health Sciences

The Department of Public Health Sciences works with clinicians and researchers to improve the health of individuals and populations.

Aiming to be the hub for the generation, analysis, interpretation, and management of clinical outcome and population health data, we provide the leadership in research methods and in education to enable the highest quality of clinical and population health research available. Our department 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. [Read More… ]


Consulting and Collaboration for Researchers

We aim to assist researchers with study design, data analysis, statistical graphics, outcomes and comparative effectiveness research, database development and management, and more.

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Life-Saving Breast Cancer Drugs Going Untaken in Appalachia

Nearly a third of breast cancer survivors in Appalachia are not taking the life-saving follow-up treatment, despite have insurance to pay for it, a troubling new study has found.
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Maya Wright, Masters in Public Health, Receives Global Health Grant

Not many African-American women work in the STEM field. But a sizeable grant is making sure Maya isn’t the only one.
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MPH Candidate Jorge Gonzalez Mejia Receives Public Health Internship in Colombia

A passion to help improve the health of Hispanic populations drives this MPH candidate, and the timing couldn't be better for his upcoming summer internship in Colombia.
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THIS WEEK IN REVIEW: Monday, Apr. 8th – Friday, Apr. 12th

THIS WEEK IN REVIEW: Monday, April 8th – Friday, April 12th This week started with a tense battle in the court…or we should say on the court… The UVA Men's Basketball triumphed…

THIS WEEK IN REVIEW: Monday, Mar. 4th – Friday, Mar. 8th

THIS WEEK IN REVIEW: Monday, March 4th – Friday, March 8th Today, as the nation pauses to observe National Get Over It Day, we felt quite strongly that a Saturday morning edition…

THIS WEEK IN REVIEW: Monday, Feb. 25th – Friday, Mar. 1st

THIS WEEK IN REVIEW: Monday, February 25th – Friday, March 1st Viewpoints here, marching into another month (get it...March?) <cue eye roll>. We’ll just go ahead in get to the health policy…

THIS WEEK IN REVIEW: Monday, Nov. 12th – Friday, Nov. 16th

THIS WEEK IN REVIEW: Monday, November 12th – Friday, November 16th With the dust settling after last week’s election, America tried to get back to business as usual this week. Yes, we are…

THIS WEEK IN REVIEW: Monday, Nov. 5th – Friday, Nov. 9th

THIS WEEK IN REVIEW: Monday, November 5th – Friday, November 9th Little known fact: elections took place around the country this week. Yes, it is a bit of an understatement to say that…

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