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First NIH-funded Post-Doc to Join Department

Brady Garrett, Ph.D, a counseling psychologist intern with Cherokee Nation Behavioral Health in Tahlequah, Okla., has received the first NIH-funded post-doctoral position with the Department of Health Outcomes and Policy […]

Betsy Shenkman

Shenkman to Discuss Research at HealthStreet Event

Betsy Shenkman, Ph.D., professor and chair of the Department of Health Outcomes and Policy, will speak on the Wellness Incentives and Navigation (WIN) Project at HealthStreet’s upcoming Our Community, Our […]


Researchers to Explore How Gender Impacts Alcohol Use Among Native American Young Women

A Department of Health Outcomes and Policy research team, led by Kelli Komro, Ph.D., received a $100,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health Office of Research on Women’s Health […]

Bill Hogan

Bioinformatics Expert Joins Department of Health Outcomes and Policy

While scientists and clinicians work each day on discoveries that could unlock treatments and cures for diseases, [...]


Better communication is key to overall oral health

Many people delay and even skip visits to the dentist due to anxiety and fear. Now University of Florida researchers have discovered [...]

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Welcome to the Department of Health Outcomes and Policy in the College of Medicine. We are a diverse multidisciplinary faculty of health outcomes researchers, health policy evaluators, economists, epidemiologists, psychologists and demographers, whose goal is to advance the scientific knowledge necessary to promote population health, improve healthcare outcomes, and develop sound public policies to improve the health of children and adults.

The department evaluates health effects of public policies, and conducts controlled field trials of preventive interventions in community and clinical settings. An area of particular focus is examining factors that contribute to disparities in health and healthcare outcomes among disadvantaged populations. The department is also the home of the Institute for Child Health Policy, which conducts innovative policy studies and intervention trials to promote the health of children, adolescents and young adults. We invite you to explore our website to learn more about the department, our faculty, current research activities, and our educational programs.

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