Start your journey to become a healthcare research leader
At Duke PopHealth, our M.S. and Ph.D. students study the nation’s most pressing public health challenges alongside experts and clinicians working directly on patient-level solutions.
Population health explores the social factors that influence health.
PopHealth scientists work to improve populations by using research and data to:
Implement effective health innovations
Measure true health needs
Link communities and healthcare systems
With the skills you learn from Duke’s faculty experts in bioethics, epidemiology, health policy, behavior science and informatics, you’ll be prepared for a career in health research, pharmaceuticals, data analysis and much, much more. Nearly 9 in 10 employers across the healthcare field say their need to hire a population health scientist is increasing!
M.S. & Ph.D. programs
Part of Duke University’s School of Medicine
2:1 faculty-to-student ratio
100 students, faculty & staff
No GRE/GMAT needed to apply for 2021-2022 year
All students get SAS Academic Specialization
The Department of Population Health Sciences is committed to maintaining an environment that is inclusive, diverse, and equitable. It is the commitment of the Department of Population Health Sciences (DPHS) that racism, discrimination and microaggressions will not be tolerated, and individuals engaged in this behavior will be subject to informal or formal processes. These may range from a conversation regarding unacceptable behavior, documented performance improvement plan, or a formal report to the Office of Institutional Equity. Read more about the policy and available reporting resources here.