Population Health Sciences Program Resources
The PHS Graduate Program includes faculty from several clinical and basic science departments providing students access to facilities across the campus. Facilities associated with the individual curricular tracks can be made available to all PHS students with related research interests. PHS faculty members have access to and experience with a wide range of population health data sets. including: the National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys (NHANES), the Hispanic Epidemiologic Study of the Elderly (H-EPESE), cancer data from the SEER Program, the Mexican Health and Aging Study (MHAS), Medicare data, the Health and Retirement Study (HRS), mortality data for the Department of Energy nuclear workers, and health insurance claims data on approximately 36 Million United Health enrollees.
PHS courses and curricula provide a unique interdisciplinary and interprofessional experience. M.D. and Ph.D. teaching faculty members come from a range of clinical and population health science disciplines and have varied areas of research expertise. Students enrolled in PHS and its affiliated degree programs (Clinical Science and Public Health) include medical students, residents and fellows, nurses, physical therapists and other health professionals, and traditional graduate students.