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Message from the Chair, Ann Dozier, Ph.D.

Welcome to the Department of Public Health Sciences at the University of Rochester Medical Center. We are a welcoming, dynamic group dedicated to the improvement of health and health care among diverse populations through research, learning, and community partnerships. Our faculty members engaged in research activities across the lifespan from maternal-child health to long-term care. Our scientific inquiry uses a range of rigorous methodologies from high powered analytics to mixed methods. Our educational offerings provide multiple alternatives. These include PhD programs in Epidemiology and Health Services Research, Master's programs in Public Health, Epidemiology, Clinical Investigation, and Health Services Research, and 6 Advanced Certificates in Epidemiology, Health Services Research, Biomedical Informatics, Public Health, and Regulatory Science. I invite you to explore our website to learn more about who we are and the services we offer.

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  • Rochester will create a new coordinating center for the Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program with funding from the National Institutes of Health. The new Center for Leading Innovation and Collaboration will coordinate over 50 of the nation’s top biomedical research institutes, including the University’s own Clinical and Translational Science Institute. Read more…   


Medical Center to Lead State-Funded Breastfeeding Initiative 

The Medical Center is embarking on a five-year initiative to encourage more mothers in high-need areas of Monroe County to breastfeed exclusively at the beginning of a child’s life. Read more…


Yue Li, PhD, Professor of Public Health Sciences and Editor in Chief for Health Services and Outcomes Research Methodology (HSORM), was recently interviewed by CNBC and by Reuters Health for a recent study he and his colleagues published in the 2017 July issue of Health Affairs. This study examined racial disparity in hospital readmissions among Medicare Advantage and traditional Medicare beneficiaries undergoing one of several surgical procedures.

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