Introduction to Population Health Sciences

Population Health Sciences Summer Institute

event sponsored by

Population Health Sciences &

Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI), School of Medicine (SOM), and School of Nursing (SON)


Duke Population Health Sciences Summer Institute


Devon Check, PhD, Assistant Professor in Population Health Sciences & Marc Ryser, PhD, Assistant Professor in Population Health Sciences and Department of Mathematics

In this workshop, attendees will be introduced to the ever-evolving field of Population Health Sciences, which draws on multidisciplinary perspectives to understand the determinants of health across populations and designs evidence-informed approaches to improve the health of those populations. Attendees will see examples of population health research projects and become familiar with key domains of population health research such as: -Research question formulation -Strengths and limitations of commonly-used population-based data sources -Stakeholder engagement throughout the research process Workshop Outcomes: By the end of this workshop participants will have acquired a big-picture understanding of the field of population health sciences, and will be well-prepared for more in-depth workshops offered by the PHS virtual Summer Institute. Recommended Audience: Undergraduate and graduate students, fellows, residents, trainees, program or research staff, and scientists interested in learning more about population health sciences. Class Size: No Limit


Social Sciences, Workshop/Short Course, and Research