Dear HMS/HDS first year students,
The Department of Population Medicine is a Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute department that conducts health services research in a variety of fields.
The goals of our research include:
1) Improving the quality and cost effectiveness of medical care
2) Understanding and overcoming disparities in care
3) Using information technology to improve and protect health
4) Working with public health partners on surveillance of infectious and chronic disease
5) Developing advanced statistical and computational approaches for the study of populations
Specific content areas include:
- Obesity prevention and food policy (Publication)
- Maternal health (Publication)
- Child health (Publication)
- Geriatric populations (Publication)
- Infectious disease surveillance (Publication)
- Chronic disease surveillance and collaboration with public health (Publication)
- Cancer (Publication)
- Drug policy (Publication)
We have a long history of mentoring students and working with the HMS Scholars in Medicine Program. To get an idea of the work we do, take a look at some of our recent publications.
Current projects available for students are posted here and in the SIM database.
To learn more about these opportunities, contact the mentor on the specific project.