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Department of Population Health Science

Population Health Science is an emerging interdisciplinary field of study that integrates knowledge, theory, and tools from multiple disciplines, such as demography, economics, epidemiology, health sciences, and sociology, to broaden our understanding of the multifactorial pathways that produce health and health disparities at the population level. Population health scientists seek to understand how the health of populations is produced, and how policies, programs, and other interventions can be used to improve health outcomes and reduce health disparities.


In April 2016, the Department of Population Health Science was instituted under the John D. Bower School of Population Health to educate future researchers and clinicians in the science of population health. The goal of the degree programs in the Department of Population Health Science is to train future population health scientists that have in-depth health domain knowledge, outstanding methodological rigor, and interdisciplinary expertise to address the full range of factors that influence health and disease, and to equip clinicians and healthcare administrators with the skills to deliver population-oriented care.

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The Department of Population Health Science is located in the Translational Research Building on the University of Mississippi Medical Center campus in Jackson, MS. For more information, email us.

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