Department of Population Health Sciences

Created in 2016, the Center for Population Health Sciences at Duke officially became a department on July 1, 2017. This new department seeks to bring together faculty and staff from across the School of Medicine and University to study and identify determinants of health and the most effective means for improving health. 

This multidisciplinary, collaborative department is working to engage faculty members from a variety of disciplines including epidemiology, health services research and policy, health economics, health measurement and behavior, and implementation science who share an interest in answering complex questions about the drivers of health in populations.

The department will include signature research initiatives in health services research, implementation science, and measurement science and educational offerings including a post-graduate certificate program in Population Health Sciences and Master and PhD programs in Population Health Sciences.

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News & Announcements

Dr. Sudha Raman
Published in The Lancet Psychiatry, Dr. Sudha Raman and team discover yet unknown prevalence of ADHD drug usage across different world regions for children and adults. Read More.
Asheley Skinner, PhD
Asheley Skinner, PhD tells PBS Newshour that changing the trajectory of obesity will take broad changes that impact every part of a child's life. Read more.
Dr. Courtney Van Houtven
Dr. Courtney Van Houtven spoke at the roundtable Quality of Care for People with Serious Illness, specifically the section on Providing Supportive Services - Exploring the Key Role and Unique Needs of Caregivers. Speakers took questions in real time on...