• improve the health and wellness of hundreds, thousands and, potentially, millions of
patients using advanced analytics?
• combat significant public health problems, such as the opioid, obesity or diabetes
epidemics, using information technologies?
• support the implementation of accountable care approaches that help coordinate
healthcare delivery for large patient populations?
Public & Population Health Informatics…
• applies the science of informatics to the growing needs of health systems and public
health agencies to rapidly detect and study emergent phenomena;
• identifies potential interventions to address health system challenges;
• measures effectiveness of interventions designed to address those challenges; and
• translates proven interventions into practice across health systems.
Building on your existing skills and knowledge, you will learn things like:
• managing and analyzing large datasets in healthcare or public health organizations;
• developing and using analytical methods to address population health challenges;
• translating basic and clinical research findings into operational population-based
• designing, developing and evaluating health IT programs and tools in PHI; and
• using social and/or behavioral science disciplines (e.g., economics, sociology, psychology)
and applying concepts and methods from these disciplines and their applied counterparts
(e.g., organizational behavior, human-computer interaction) to solve PHI problems.