Department of Population Health Sciences

Population Health Sciences (PHS) at the University of Utah School of Medicine drives health care transformation and aims to be a hub for education, investigation, and expertise in health services, cost, quality, outcomes, and health delivery systems research. The department will provide methodological expertise and infrastructure that will advance capacity for population health scientists to pursue impact-driven research and allow clinical professionals to provide better patient and population-oriented care in an increasingly complex health care delivery system.

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Two Studies Support Intensive Blood Pressure Control for Long-term Health, Quality of Life
Research
Aug 23, 2017

Two Studies Support Intensive Blood Pressure Control for Long-term Health, Quality of Life

Internal Medicine, , blood pressure, hypertension, geriatrics

Two studies provide additional support for lowering systolic blood pressure to an intensive goal of 120 mmHg – far below the standard guidelines of 140 mmHg – to reduce the risk of heart disease in high-risk patients with hypertension. The new research shows that intensive blood pressure control is well-tolerated by patients and is cost-effective in terms of health-related quality of life and financial costs to the healthcare system.... Read More

Population Health Sciences
Yarraman Flu or Horse Flu? Words and Graphics Influence Willingness to Vaccinate
Research
Jun 21, 2017

Yarraman Flu or Horse Flu? Words and Graphics Influence Willingness to Vaccinate

vaccine

“Yarraman flu is a virus quickly infecting the U.S. .…” The mock announcement was enough to make readers worry. But when the name of the hypothetical illness was changed to “horse flu”, readers reported being less motivated to get a vaccine that would prevent them from contracting the illness. The research was published as two studies in Vaccine and Emerging Infectious Diseases. ... Read More

Population Health Sciences
Intensive Blood Pressure Control Could Prevent 100,000 Deaths Each Year
Research
Feb 13, 2017

Intensive Blood Pressure Control Could Prevent 100,000 Deaths Each Year

blood pressure, hypertension

Researchers have projected that aggressively lowering blood pressure could help prevent more than 100,000 deaths in the U.S. each year. Experts from the University of Utah and institutions across the country built upon the landmark Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial which found that decreasing blood pressure to 120 mmHg compared to 140 mmHg reduced heart attack, stroke and death in people that were at high risk. Until now, the number of lives that could be saved was unknown.... Read More

Population Health Sciences

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