Population Science and Policy


Welcome to SIU Medicine Department of Population Science and Policy (PSP). Our work expands SIU Medicine’s reach into the spaces where people live, work, learn and play. PSP focuses on improving a community’s social determinants of health through research, intervention and policy change. PSP consists of three divisions: The Epidemiology and Biostatistics Division gathers and analyzes data, Human and Community Development collaborates with communities to identify and implement solutions to improve health through mixed methods research, and Health System Science uses evidence-based research to inform and improve policies that affect the health of populations. PSP is working to move the dial on health in some of Illinois’ unhealthiest communities.

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Population Science and Policy Divisions

The Department of Population Science and Policy is divided into three divisions: Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Human and Community Development and Health System Science. Learn more about how we collaborate to improve health in Illinois.

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Summit to spotlight gender health equity issues

The complexities of equitable gender health policies will be explored at the 2023 Illinois Rural Health Summit on October 10 at the Memorial Learning Center in Springfield.
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Population Science article, authors honored for research impact

The American Association for Cancer Research has recognized an article on rural-urban cancer disparities with an award based on its high impact and originality.
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Summit to address rural program, policy needs Oct. 27

Rural communities require rural-specific, innovative programs and policies to reverse disparities in access to basic resources, education and educational opportunity. An upcoming event is designed to