Nancy C. Andrews, MD, PhD, dean of the Duke University School of Medicine, today announced the launch of the new Center for Population Health Sciences in the School of Medicine. The center will be led by Lesley Curtis, PhD, professor of medicine (General Internal Medicine) and director of the Center for Pragmatic Health Services Research in the Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI).
The goal of the Center for Population Health Sciences is to identify determinants of health and the most effective means for improving health. This multi-disciplinary center will comprise faculty members from a variety of disciplines including epidemiology, health services research and policy, health economics, health measurement and behavior, and implementation science who share an interest in answering complex questions about the drivers of health in populations.
The center will foster active collaborations with the Duke Margolis Center for Health Policy, the Center for Community and Population Health Improvement, the Duke Clinical Research Institute, the Duke University Health System, and other entities engaged in the science of population health.