The Department of Population Health Sciences at the Medical College of Georgia at
Augusta University was established in 2017 to strengthen the public medical school’s
impact on the health of Georgia.
The broader mission of the department is to understand, preserve and improve the health
human populations through research, training and community engagement, especially
focusing on the health of Georgians. It will enable scientists and educators to pursue and share a more comprehensive perspective
on who are getting sick, what they have and why, and which targeted interventions
and treatments are most effective for them.
We are currently accepting applications for the Master of Science (MS) program in
data science, MS in Biostatistics, MS in Epidemiology, MS in CTS and Ph.D. program
in Biostatistics for Fall 2023 enrollment. For the current admissions cycle, the GRE
score is optional. The application deadline is February 1st. Please click here to apply.
The application deadline to receive consideration for full funding for the Ph.D. biostatistics
program is also February 1st.
DIVISIONS IN DEPARTMENT OF POPULATION HEALTH SCIENCES
BIOSTATISTICS & DATA SCIENCE
The mission of our biostatistics program is to advance knowledge in the fields of
biostatistics, and to provide leadership and scholarship in research, teaching and
mentoring, for the advancement of biomedical science and improvement of human health.
The biostatistics doctoral program is pleased to announce its participation in the
Summer STAR (Student Training And Research) Program. The Summer STAR program is designed
for undergraduate students who are interested in obtaining a Ph.D. in biomedical sciences,
nursing, or biostatistics at Augusta University. Biostatisticians play a critical role in new research discoveries
by developing methods for study designs and data analysis to advance scientific knowledge
in biomedical, clinical and public health fields. To find out how to become a Summer STAR student in biostatistics, click the link below:
On this week's episode of In the Wild, Brennan Francois, chief diversity officer for Augusta University Health, explains what medical mistrust is and how it affects patient-provider relationships, especially for Black Americans.
Steven S. Coughlin, PhD, has a new book titled "Black Health in the South." The book pulls essays spanning topics from culturally appropriate health care to faith-based interventions and the role of research networks in addressing disparities.