Population health science investigates the determinants and distribution of health and disease and develops methods and tools to improve health and health equity in populations defined by geography, ethnicity, employment, and even healthcare systems.

A transdisciplinary effort, population health sciences integrates many scientific fields. The department’s faculty includes leading researchers with deep experience and scholarship in quantitative, qualitative, and social science. Their research focuses primarily on three fields that form the foundation of population health improvement:

Faculty Research Spotlight

Dr. Marc Ryser











Dr. Marc Ryser is an expert in mathematical and statistical modeling. His research leverages biologic, clinical, and population-level data to inform and guide cancer early detection and prevention. Read more