The division fosters research and outreach efforts to prevent cancer and other diseases, promote population health, and improve quality and access to health care in Missouri, southern Illinois and beyond.
Its faculty encompasses a full range of public health research areas. Faculty members take leading roles in cancer prevention efforts at the Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine. Division and faculty leaders also work with surgeons developing clinical effectiveness and other studies. In addition, the division offers a master’s program in population health sciences that is a stepping stone for faculty and residents with academic interests in outcomes research.