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
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.
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 MorePhysical Medicine and Rehabilitation,Population Health Sciences,Pediatrics
SCALE-UP Utah Awarded $5 Million to Improve COVID-19 Testing Among Underserved and Vulnerable Populations
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 MoreBiomedical Informatics,Population Health Sciences,Internal Medicine
U of U Health associate professor of population health sciences Adam Bress, PharmD, M.S., is one of three health professionals nationwide who have been selected for the class of 2020 National Academy of Medicine (NAM) Fellowships. ... Read MorePopulation Health Sciences
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 MorePopulation Health Sciences,Family and Preventive Medicine,Biomedical Informatics
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 MoreBiochemistry,Population Health Sciences,Internal Medicine,Pediatrics,Family and Preventive Medicine