Changing the world through public health research, education and outreach

We aim to prevent cancer and other diseases, promote population health, and improve quality and access to health care in Missouri and beyond.

Faculty Research

 

Community Focus

Improving the health and wellbeing of people and communities through educational outreach campaigns, professional talks and media appearances, and partnerships with community health organizations. Learn more »

Health Disparities

Identifying and implementing strategies to reduce health disparities and health inequalities. Learn more »

Collaboration

Connecting investigators from multiple disciplines who collaborate on innovative projects that affect public health and clinical care. Learn more »

Education

Supporting an exceptional academic base through the education, training and mentoring of students, fellows and faculty on the art of population-based clinical outcomes research. Learn more »

 

Division Leadership & Faculty

The Public Health Sciences division is led by Graham Colditz, MD, DrPH, an internationally recognized leader in cancer prevention.

Meet Our Faculty

 

News

Ying receives R01 NIH funds to study relocation patient follow-up care

Ying Liu, MD, PhD, assistant professor of surgery, has received a three-year, $1,075,887 grant from the National Institutes of Health. The project, Residential Mobility, Treatment Quality and Survival in Low-Income Women with Breast Cancer, will study how relocation after a cancer diagnosis impacts follow-up care for low-income patients, and thus, effects their treatment. Dr. Liu […]

Waters receives R01 funding to study caregivers’ decisions for children with asthma

Erika Waters, PhD, MPH, associate professor of surgery in the Division of Public Health Sciences, has received a three year, nine month R01 grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. The $2,584,000 project, Child asthma exacerbation: Role of caregiver risk beliefs, aims to lay the groundwork for improving interventions for caregivers of children with asthma. […]