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



PECaD Working with Mammography Van

PECaD has started working with the Siteman Mammography Van at screening sites to provide breast cancer education to women. Through this partnership, PECaD staff are able to reach women who have not scheduled a mammogram to answer their questions, help dispel any concern they have around cancer screening, and assist them with getting a mammogram […]