The Department of Population Health Sciences develops critically-thinking, creative and collaborative research scientists that are passionate about improving healthcare for all. The doctoral program equips students with the knowledge and tools they will need to research and work alongside health systems, government agencies, non-profits, industry and others pursuing improved health of populations.
Application Deadline: December 5, 2022
Successful applicants will find a close fit with potential faculty mentors in the department and their own research interests. The department can assist potential applicants to learn more about faculty research and to find appropriate matches.
About the Ph.D. in Population Health Sciences
The Duke PopHealth Ph.D. program prepares researchers to formulate important research questions, design studies to answer them, organize resources to carry out relevant studies and analyze the results to contribute scientific and policy insights. Our coursework, experiential learning and professional development help prepare Ph.D. students to be leaders in the population health field.
Why Choose Duke for a Ph.D. in Population Health Sciences?
The department, which is part of the Duke University School of Medicine, offers Ph.D. candidates a unique and rich setting in which to acquire that foundation and then use it to complete their studies and dissertation research. Ph.D. students can:
Access to Duke PopHealth DataShare, which provides access and consultation to large data sets from federal and state government sources as well as private insurer
Tap into Duke PopHealth’s partnerships with world-class institutions like Duke Cancer Institute, Duke Clinical Research Institute, Duke Global Health Institute, and Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy
Enjoy proximity to Duke Health, which provides most of the health care in Durham County. Students can also connect with the Durham Veterans Administration Medical Center and ADAPT Center.