With faculty and programs on all three campuses of the University of Kansas Medical Center (Kansas City, Wichita and Salina), our department is focused on improving health and reducing health inequities for all people in Kansas and beyond. We think that the health of our communities is best served by integrating our efforts to improve public health with efforts to improve health systems, health policies and health care delivery.
We seek to understand the complex interplay of behavioral and social determinants of health and identify the way these underlying determinants influence the delivery of health care services. We try to find ways in which health systems and health policies can better respond to the needs of the communities they serve.
On the Wichita campus, we offer training in public health through our Master of Public Health degree, and training in clinical and translational research through our Master of Science in Clinical Research degree. We also offer online public health certificates in the essentials of public health, epidemiology and public health practice, policy and management.
Through strong partnerships with community organizations, government agencies, health care systems and other stakeholders, our more than 90 faculty and staff seek to address some of the most critical threats to the health of our communities, including tobacco, obesity, cancer and diabetes.
Our diverse faculty bring expertise in psychology, sociology, epidemiology, economics, statistics, demography, anthropology, implementation science, public health and health care delivery, allowing us to apply a multidisciplinary approach to tackling health concerns, particularly those concerns that disproportionately affect rural, incarcerated, Native American, African American and Latinx communities.
Department of Population Health
KU School of Medicine-Wichita
1010 N. Kansas
Wichita, KS 67214