Department of Population Health Sciences

Population Health Sciences (PHS) at the University of Utah School of Medicine drives health care transformation to improve the well-being of the population. Through our research, education, and community engagement activities, we are deeply committed to promoting patient-centered health care and the delivery of evidence-based health innovations that improve population health and reduce health disparities within our community. Our talented, multidisciplinary faculty pursue collaborative research in clinical trials, health service delivery, cost effectiveness, epidemiology, statistical methods, and behavioral sciences. Our PhD program is training the next generation of population health scholars who can apply robust research methods to optimize population health outcomes.

As a department, we strive to be agents of change to advance equality and justice in healthcare for all individuals – regardless of socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, gender identity or sexuality.  For more on our commitment to addressing health equity, diversity and inclusion, please see the statement from Dr. Angie Fagerlin, Chair of the Department of Population Health Sciences.


Latest News

Developing More Women for Senior Leadership at Academic Health Centers
Oct 22, 2020

Developing More Women for Senior Leadership at Academic Health Centers

Nancy Murphy, MD, and Cornelia Ulrich, MS, PhD, successfully completed the Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) program, a competitive fellowship aimed at increasing the number and impact of women in academic leadership positions in the health sciences. U of U Health continues its commitment to having as many women as possible participate in this national program.... Read More

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation,Population Health Sciences,Pediatrics
SCALE-UP Utah Awarded $5 Million to Improve COVID-19 Testing Among Underserved and Vulnerable Populations
Sep 30, 2020

SCALE-UP Utah Awarded $5 Million to Improve COVID-19 Testing Among Underserved and Vulnerable Populations

Huntsman Cancer Institute, research news, covid-19, coronavirus, iii

With a goal of reducing health disparities in Utah, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded $5 million to researchers at University of Utah Health and Huntsman Cancer Institute. The team is leading SCALE-UP Utah, an initiative that aims to increase the acceptance, reach, uptake and long-term sustainability of COVID-19 screening and testing. ... Read More

Biomedical Informatics,Population Health Sciences,Internal Medicine
VA Honor for Professor Matthew Samore, MD
Aug 13, 2020

VA Honor for Professor Matthew Samore, MD

Wellness and Integrative Health, veterans health care

Matthew Samore, MD, an H.A. and Edna Benning Presidential Professor of Medicine has received the highest honor for a Department of Veterans Affairs health researcher: 2019 Under Secretary's Award for Outstanding Achievement in Health Services Research. Since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, Samore has conducted infectious disease research to determine the true rate of COVID-19 infection in Utah. ... Read More

Population Health Sciences,Family and Preventive Medicine,Biomedical Informatics
Responding to Childcare Needs During COVID-19
Aug 11, 2020

Responding to Childcare Needs During COVID-19


We recognize the struggle many working parents face during this pandemic. Supporting the childcare needs of our employees is an urgent priority and critically important to the core missions of our institution. As we develop solutions, we hope everyone will share their anonymous feedback to help us know how to best direct time and resources to these unique challenges.... Read More

Biochemistry,Population Health Sciences,Internal Medicine,Pediatrics,Family and Preventive Medicine

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