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SIU Medicine Launches New Department

September 20, 2018

The Department of Population Science and Policy is the school's first new department in nearly 30 years

Career Opportunities - Join Our Team

June 12, 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.

SIU Medicine Honored for Social Mission in Education

April 11, 2018

Beyond Flexner Alliance grants Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation Award

Moving the Dial

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.

From Clinic to Community: Population Health Focus Strengthens

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.

SIU Medicine Says 'Thank You' on National Rural Health Day

November 16, 2017

Written by Whitney Zahnd, Senior Research Development Coordinator, Office of Population Science and Policy, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine

SIU SOM's New Office of Population Science Policy Hits the Ground Running its First Year

October 18, 2017

Check out the link below of OPSP's Administrative Director, Heather Westrick, MBA, who is featured on Page 16 of The IL Rural Health Association's Fall Newsletter.

What's Behind Bad Behavior?

October 13, 2017

The Office of Population Science and Policy, Executive Director, Sameer Vohra, MD, JD, MA, FAAP quoted in Illinois Times recent article What's Behind Bad Behavior?