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
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.
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.
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.