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.

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.

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.

Health Disparities

Identifying and implementing strategies to reduce health disparities and health inequalities.

Collaboration

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

Division Leadership & Faculty

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

News


Simple Steps to Lower Breast Cancer Risk

Simple Steps to Lower Breast Cancer Risk

This post first appeared as a For Your Health column in October 2019. For a disease as scary as breast cancer, one positive and very important message that deserves to be heard more often during Breast Cancer Awareness Month is that it’s a disease that can be prevented. Research shows that about half of all […]
In the News:  Study Finds HPV Vaccine Lowers the Risk of Cervical Cancer

In the News: Study Finds HPV Vaccine Lowers the Risk of Cervical Cancer

The results are not really a surprise, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t important. In what is the first large study to directly look at HPV (human papillomavirus) vaccination and risk of cervical cancer – rather than risk of cervical pre-cancers – researchers found that vaccination substantially lowered cancer risk. And vaccination at younger ages, […]