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 »


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


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



Park Appointed to NIH Study Section

Yikyung Park, ScD, was appointed to the NIH Cancer, Heart, and Sleep Epidemiology Panel A (CHSA) study section. As a member of the study section she will help review grant applications submitted to the NIH focused on epidemiological research on environmental, behavioral, genetic, epigenetic, and molecular risk factors in cancer, cardiovascular disease, and sleep in […]