Taking research beyond the data. Moving education beyond the classroom.

RESEARCH: Our research spans many axes but the common thread is a focus on population health. Learn more about our work via our Divisions and Centers.

Chronic Disease Research Across the Lifecourse

The Chronic Disease Research Across the Lifecourse (CoRAL) division focuses on developing innovative interventions and generating new knowledge regarding the origins of chronic disease, obesity, and consequences through the lifecourse.

Chronic Disease Research Across the Lifecourse

Health Policy and Insurance Research

The division of Health Policy and Insurance Research (HPI) research areas include understanding effects of high-cost medical care, pharmaceutical policies, health insurance innovations, personalized medicine, delivery system changes, behavioral interventions, and cost-quality trade-offs.

Health Policy and Insurance Research

Biostatistics

The Biostatistics division is the home for statistical consultation and research at the Institute. The group collaborates widely on causal inference, observational epidemiology, bioinformatics, microsimulation, statistical software and graphics, and general statistical applications.

Biostatistics

Center for Healthcare Research in Pediatrics

The Center for Healthcare Research in Pediatrics (CHeRP) division leads population-based research in pediatrics. Its work in asthma, childhood infections, vaccines, and health policy has directly shaped national policy recommendations in these areas.

Center for Healthcare Research in Pediatrics

Therapeutics Research and Infectious Disease Epidemiology

The Therapeutics Research and Infectious Disease Epidemiology (TIDE) division assess the safety of medical products, novel methods for illness surveillance and control of both healthcare and community-acquired infections.

Therapeutics Research and Infectious Disease Epidemiology

Centers of Excellence

We are home to three Centers of Excellence. These centers’ primary purpose is to foster intellectual collaboration among faculty across Divisions that have shared research interests, and to promote the expertise of these individuals to the outside world.

Centers of Excellence
More than 25 Years of Innovation & Impact
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TEACHING: We give physicians and population scientists tools to become better health care leaders of the future.

NEWS & EVENTS

Research Recap: October 11 - November 5

November 29, 2021

A biweekly overview of recent studies published by Institute investigators and their collaborators spans a wide variety of topics, including:

The expanding body of knowledge around COVID; new sepsis surveillance methods; patient-reported outcomes/measures and genetic testing; cancer drug spending; high-cost high-need Medicaid populations; academic detailing and PrEP; intergenerational medical decision making; a possible link between influenza and Parkinson’s risk; ventilator associated events and COVID-19; PrEP continuum of care among transgender individuals; protocols of genetic biobanks; and the effect of COVID-19 on basic scientific research.

For all faculty publications, see our Publications page. For up-to-date media coverage and research findings, visit In the Media, and follow us on Twitter. To search for a subject matter expert, visit our Investigator Directory.

Investigator Spotlight: Getting to know Brittany Charlton

November 22, 2021

Over the summer, we welcomed Brittany Charlton, MSc, ScD, to the Department of Population Medicine faculty. A leading scholar documenting reproductive health disparities affecting sexual and gender minorities, Dr. Charlton also studies contraception use and family planning among people of all sexual orientations and gender identities. Her work often leverages data from large, prospective cohort studies, including the Nurses’ Health Study and the Growing Up Today Study.

Join us as we learn more about Dr. Charlton (and to continue learning about her research developments, follow her on Twitter).