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

Fellow Spotlight: Meet Whitney Sewell, PhD, MSW

November 24, 2020

DPM is home to several postdoctoral fellowships that serve trainees from several clinical and research disciplines. Research fellows receive strong mentorship, support, and regular feedback on their work including how to achieve their desired goals and steps to increasing career trajectory both at DPM and beyond. 

Meet Whitney Sewell. Dr. Sewell received her doctoral degree in social work from the Brown School of Social Work, at Washington University in St. Louis, and completed a master’s degree in social work at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She told us more about her path to her current fellowship, studying under her mentors, and offers advice to up-and-coming doctoral students on how to pave a successful career path. 

Designing Tools for Real World Impact: Using Machine Learning to Personalize Antibiotic Treatment

November 4, 2020

The rise of antibiotic resistance is a major threat to the practice of medicine and is driven in large part by overuse of antibiotics. In his latest study, Institute faculty member Sanjat Kanjilal and team take on this issue by showing how large-scale machine learning models can be applied to observational electronic health record data to predict antibiotic resistance, make treatment recommendations, and build patient-level and public health models to aid in decision support. We spoke with Dr. Kanjilal to learn more about the study, “A decision algorithm to promote outpatient antimicrobial stewardship for uncomplicated urinary tract infection,” which appears in Science Translational Medicine.