The Department of Health Studies faculty study the individual, collective, environmental, and organizational factors that affect the health of human populations.
They also teach courses and develop methods of investigation for conducting research in these areas. In addition to biostatistics, epidemiology and health services research, DHS faculty draw on the disciplines of statistics, psychology, sociology, demography, and economics in their studies of health, health care, and biomedical science.
The Department provides a unique environment where cross-disciplinary research in these areas of inquiry can flourish.
Research interests of DHS faculty include aging, demography, psychiatric epidemiology, developmental psychopathology, the organization and financing of health care, social network analysis, environmental epidemiology, cancer epidemiology, and evolutionary and infectious disease models, as well as methodological research in longitudinal data, survival analysis, clinical trials, Bayesian modeling, statistical computation, econometric models, and mortality studies.
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