|2014 Masters Program graduates on the Lawn|
The Department of Public Health Sciences brings a unique, interdisciplinary approach to the generation, management and interpretation of basic science, clinical and health-related information.
Department faculty members provide a wide range of research collaboration and consulting support and services to School of Medicine faculty, departments and others.
The Department also provides a robust educational program in public health and clinical and population research at the undergraduate, graduate, and professional levels.
The Department of Public Health Sciences collaborates in numerous cross-school and cross-university programs, and serves as a bridge to others across the university and to the community at large. For example, see Health Policy, Law, & Ethics at UVA.
The Department has the following five Faculty Sections, which provide a forum for intellectual exchange and collaboration among faculty and staff.
- Biostatistics Section, directed by Mark Conaway
- Health Policy, Ethics & Law Section, co-directed by Carolyn Engelhard and Robert J. Meyer
- Comparative Effectiveness, Quality, & Outcomes Research Section, co-directed by George Stukenborg and Paul Targonski.
- Data Sciences Section, directed by James Harrison.
- Bioethics Section, co-directed by Mary Faith Marshall and Lois Shepherd
The Department is organized into three administrative divisions.
- Biomedical Informatics: research and consulting on the application of computing and communications technology to biomedical research and health data. Biomedical Informatics manages the UVa Clinical Data Repository in support of clinical research at UVa.
- Patient Outcomes Research: teaching, research and community interventions in public health practice and health care policy.
- Translational Research & Applied Statistics: provides the analytical infrastructure for basic, clinical, and translational research at the University of Virginia, specifically in cancer and in close collaboration with faculty and staff in the NCI-designated University of Virginia Cancer Center.
More information about the Department is available through the Office of the Chair and the Mission Statement and History.