The work of the Department of Population and Public Health Sciences has never been more pressing, as the world faces new global pandemics and society strives to provide equitable access to quality healthcare.

Faculty in the department are dedicated to understanding and improving the lives of individuals and communities—locally, nationally and internationally—through groundbreaking research into the causes and consequences of various diseases, environments, and behaviors. Through multidisciplinary research and education in six divisions, the department’s faculty design and deliver effective policies and programs to improve and protect public health. Learn more about the divisions below.