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Everything in human experience, from factors we can change such as our neighborhood to factors we cannot such as our ancestors, can influence health.

Understanding health outcomes in populations given the complex and diverse factors that determine them demands knowledge and applications in academic fields from epidemiology to economics, from informatics to behavioral science, and more. 

The Duke Department of Population Health Sciences works where biology, behavior, environments, society, and health care intersect using tools of discovery, measurement, evaluation, and implementation to generate insights that affect health.

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