PhDs in Population Health Sciences with a Biostatistics emphasis are the leaders of data-driven health care delivery. Graduates will direct research in academic, government, policy and health system settings.


Population Health Scientists with expertise in Clinical and Translational Epidemiology use advances in understanding of the molecular basis of disease to improve patient treatment and outcomes.

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Population Health is at the heart of a shifting health care landscape, using rigorous methodologies and research design to strategically improve care delivery to patient populations.

PhDs in Population Health Sciences are at leading edge of a new interdisciplinary approach to health care for people worldwide.

Crystal Xu
Crystal Xu, PhD Graduate with a Biostatistics Emphasis, presents a poster the 2019 Annual Statistical Association Meeting on Estimating the Optimal Individualized Treatment Rule from a Cost-Effectiveness Perspective.
Holeman Hike

Teryn Holeman, MD/PhD student, enjoying the beautiful Wasatch Front and hiking with her husband. Check out all that Utah has to offer besides a great education.  

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Amir Lueth

Amir Leuth, a PHD Student in the Clinical & Translational Epidemiology Emphasis, presenting a poster at the 2020 Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine Conference on Placental Abruption in Nulliparous Women.

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Our PhD Students enjoying a football game in Fall of 2019Learn More

Resources for Prospective Students

What to do in SLC

Student Housing

Several on campus housing options are available for Graduate Students at the University.

Office of Housing & Residential Education

Manages residence halls and apartments available for both single and married graduate students. Housing is available for graduate students in Shorline Ridge, Benchmark Plaza, Sage Point and Officer's Circle.

University Student Apartments

Manages apartments for single students and student families. Housing for single graduate students is availalbe in the Medical Towers and housing for graduate students and their families is availalbe in the East & West Villages.

Getting Around

Getting around the University of Utah campus and finding a place to park can be kind of tricky. Here are some links to useful information.

Commuter Services

Manages all parking and shuttle services on campus.

Utah Transit Authority

Provides several bus and light rail train routes to and from the University.

For information about Financial Aid and Scholarships, please contact the:

Find information from Office of the Assistant Dean for Diversity and Resources here.

Education Team

Maureen Murtaugh

Maureen Murtaugh, PhD
Director of Graduate Studies



Marcie Leek, MPA
Academic Program Manager


Questions? Contact us by phone or email:

Phone: 801-587-2100

Williams Building, Room 1N490
295 Chipeta Way
Salt Lake City, UT 84108