A recently published study, led by Angie Fagerlin, PhD, and Amy Locke, MD, examines the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on career development, work culture, and dependent care needs. U of U Health and other university partners are proactively responding to the findings to support the family caregiving needs of all U employees. ... Read MorePopulation Health Sciences,Internal Medicine
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.
We acknowledge that this land, which is named for the Ute Tribe, is the traditional and ancestral homeland of the Shoshone, Paiute, Goshute, and Ute Tribes. The University of Utah recognizes and respects the enduring relationship that exists between many Indigenous peoples and their traditional homelands. We respect the sovereign relationship between tribes, states, and the federal government, and we affirm the University of Utah’s commitment to a partnership with Native Nations and Urban Indian communities through research, education, and community outreach activities.
Intermountain Healthcare Partners With the University of Utah to Create Academic Program to Help Keep People Healthy
Intermountain Healthcare is working on a transformative model for the future of healthcare called population health that focuses on keeping people in communities healthy and preemptively addressing cause of illnesses, rather than just treating people when they are sick.... Read MorePopulation Health Sciences
Up to one in five employees at an academic medical institution are considering leaving their professions due to the strains of coping with the pandemic in their own lives, according to a new University of Utah Health study.... Read MorePopulation Health Sciences
Each year, more than 2.8 million antibiotic-resistant infections occur in the United States. A new study suggests cost-effective way to prevent them. ... Read MorePopulation Health Sciences
Better Health for Populations demonstrates how creating interventions and understanding behavior are making a differnece for tens of thousands to millions. These stories are part of Pioneering the Future, a campaign celebrating high-impact discoveries made by today's scientists.... Read MorePediatrics,Population Health Sciences,Internal Medicine,Biomedical Informatics
most COVID-19 maps do not improve public understanding of the potential risk of contracting the disease or promote compliance with health guidelines meant to slow its spread, ... Read MorePopulation Health Sciences