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Our Mission

Population Health Sciences is an interdisciplinary department with the goal of understanding, preserving, and improving the health of human populations and individuals.

To accomplish this goal we:

1. Conduct research to understand health, diseases, and their determinants across the lifespan; test interventions to improve health; and develop methodological approaches for population health research.

2. Provide training, mentorship, and education on methods in epidemiology, health services research, social and behavioral health sciences, public health, and related disciplines to undergraduate, graduate, and professional students, post-doctoral fellows, and faculty.

3. Develop partnerships and collaborations with researchers, clinicians, communities and institutions to improve understanding of health and translate population health research findings into policy and practice.

Chair's Address: Advancing the Science of Understanding and Improving the Health of the Population, Wisconsin Medical Journal 2009