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Improving the Health & Well-Being of Central Texans

In collaboration with a diverse set of community and University of Texas at Austin partners, the Department of Population Health focuses on improving the overall health and well-being of residents of Austin, Travis County and Central Texas, as well as creating a national model for population health engagement, research and policy.

Within Population Health

Community Engagement & Health Equity

The Division of Community Engagement and Health Equity provides expertise and collaborates with a broad range of individuals and organizations to address the social drivers of health through education, community engagement, research and innovation.

Family & Community Medicine

The department hosts a unique Primary Care, Family and Community Medicine Clerkship in which each Dell Med student spends two years in a continuity community clinic. Students also engage with community organizations helping people overcome social barriers to health and have the option to conduct a population health research project during their third year.

Graduate Medical Education

The department hosts a Family Medicine Residency that prepares physicians to care for families and their communities in a variety of settings and a Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship that provides optimum care for patients with sports medicine or orthopaedic conditions.

Global Health

No individual or country is isolated from faraway activities. The Division of Global Health works to promote health equity in Central Texas and internationally by providing opportunities for medical students, residents and faculty to participate in care programs in Sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America and apply their learnings to improve and advance health in Central Texas.

Health Informatics, Data Science & Epidemiology

The Division of Health Informatics, Data Science and Epidemiology is Dell Medical School’s scholarly home for development and application of quantitative methods in biomedical and public health sciences, including clinical research informatics, biostatistics and epidemiology.

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Community Strategy Team

The department works with grassroots leaders, connectors and advocates — each cornerstones of their communities — to rethink strategies for meeting the health needs of underserved people and neighborhoods across Austin and Central Texas.

Neighborhood Health Initiative

The Neighborhood Health Initiative is Population Health’s community-based, collaborative approach to improving the health of an entire neighborhood and its residents.

Additional Programs & Education

Community-Driven Initiatives

The Department of Population Health is home to the Community-Driven Initiatives program, which seeks to support and implement health solutions proposed by and for residents of Austin and Central Texas communities.

Postdoctoral Training

In collaboration with the Steve Hicks School of Social Work, the department provides postdoctoral training that aims to increase diversity among researchers focused on promoting health equity in addressing cardiovascular and pulmonary disease.

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