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John D. Bower School of Population Health

Motivated by science, inspired by communities

Welcome to the John D. Bower School of Population Health. Our mission is to educate leaders who will transform health care delivery and the health of Mississippians. Our innovative academic infrastructure is designed to train population health scientists and clinicians to conduct pioneering population-based research and provide value-driven, patient-centered care in an increasingly complex system.

One of only three schools of population health in the United States, the school has been designed to complement, strengthen and extend the capacity for scholarship across UMMC. We assist in achieving the institutional missions by supporting rigorous approaches to investigation and education in the areas of patient outcomes, quality, new business and financial models, and health care delivery.

The Bower School of Population Health positions UMMC to be a value-driven organization that can lead health care transformation, scholarship and implementation for the future.

The 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 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.
  • Conducting transformative population health-related research studies that contribute to the scholarly enterprise of UMMC, support the clinical mission through the implementation of cost-effective, population health management initiatives, and research studies that positively impact the population-level health status of Mississippians.