The John D. Bower School of Population Health (SOPH) at the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) in Jackson was established in 2016 by the Board of Trustees of the Mississippi State Institutions of Higher Learning. The John D. Bower School of Population Health was designed to complement, strengthen, and extend the capacity for scholarship across UMMC and to assist in achieving the institutional missions by supporting rigorous approaches to investigation and transformational education in the science of population health, data science, health care economics, and preventive medicine.
The John D. Bower School of Population Health will serve an important role in accomplishing the mission of UMMC by:
Educating future researchers and clinicians in the science of population health. Graduates of the John D. Bower School of Population Health will be expected to assume academic, administrative, and clinical roles in health care, population health, academia, and private industry. They will help shape the provision of health care, population health, and public health services in the state in the coming decades and thereby improve the health of Mississippians.
Contributing to the UMMC clinical enterprise through the development and implementation of health care quality improvement interventions, developing creative approaches for identifying and intervening with high-risk patient populations, and developing programs to reduce health disparities.
The mission of the John D. Bower School of Population Health is to provide world-class graduate training to prepare the next generation of scientists and health care professionals to improve the health of individuals, populations, and communities through enhancing health care systems and health policies.
The John D. Bower School of Population Health is protecting populations by addressing the multiple determinants of health.