December 31, 2018
The Department of Population Science and Policy is looking for talented, dedicated individuals to join our interdisciplinary team and assist with meeting our mission of understanding and advancing the health, development, and wellness of residents in central and southern Illinois.
October 22, 2018
Rural Health Summit Releases Report on Rural Health in Illinois
Identifies great challenges and a path forward
September 25, 2018
SIU School of Medicine Launches Department of Population Science and Policy
New department considers social determinants to improve overall health in central, southern Illinois
September 20, 2018
The Department of Population Science and Policy is the school's first new department in nearly 30 years
April 11, 2018
Beyond Flexner Alliance grants Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation Award
February 6, 2018
As a pediatrician, Sameer Vohra, MD, JD, ’11, was trained to focus on the children seen in his clinic. Now his task has expanded to healing entire segments of Illinois’ population. It’s a role he has been preparing for most of his life.
February 6, 2018
Between birth and age 3, a child’s brain undergoes an impressive amount of change. The brain doubles in size in its first year, and by age three, it reaches 80 percent of its adult volume. This period of a child’s life is the most important for brain development—and it has inspired a new project from SIU Medicine’s Office of Population Science and Policy.
November 16, 2017
Written by Whitney Zahnd, Senior Research Development Coordinator, Office of Population Science and Policy, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine