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Komro to Speak as Expert on Adolescent Development at SAMHSA Event

Kelli A. Komro, Ph.D., MPH, professor in the Department of Health Outcomes and Policy, has been invited to speak as an expert on child and adolescent development at the Substance […]


SSRN Lists Professors’ Paper Regarding Social Determinants of Health on Several Top Ten Lists

A recent paper published by two professors in the Department of Health Outcomes & Policy was ranked on several Social Science Research Network Top Ten download lists. Alexander C. Wagenaar, […]

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Faculty Candidate Seminar on Leveraging Medical Examiner Data to Improve Health

Shamsi Daneshvari, Ph.D., M.S., visiting lecturer, biomedical informatics research, training and scholarship, Health Sciences Library and Informatics Center, University of New Mexico…

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Seminar on the Emerging Field of Implementation Science

Bryan Weiner, Ph.D., professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Gillings School of Global Public Health, Department of Health Policy and Management, will present a lecture entitled […]

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Assistant Research Scientist Receives Grant from AcademyHealth to Examine Health Care Quality for Foster Youth

Melissa Bright, Ph.D., assistant research scientist in the Department of Health Outcomes and Policy, was…

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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.