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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.

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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.


We study the distributions and determinants of diseases and health conditions in populations.


The HEM division was created in response to the growing need among medical professionals, health care researchers and students for support in health economic evaluations and health care modeling.

Population Health Sciences News

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Race, rurality play prominently in Georgia areas hardest hit by COVID-19

While counties in populous metropolitan Atlanta had the highest number of COVID-19 cases in the initial weeks following Georgia’s first reported case, it was rural Southwest Georgia counties, with a higher number of black residents and lower number of ICU beds, experiencing the highest rates of infection and death per capita, investigators report.

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Female Gulf War combat veterans have persistent symptoms more than 25 years later

More than a quarter century after the Gulf War, female veterans who saw combat have nearly a twofold risk of reporting more than 20 total medical symptoms, like cognition and respiratory troubles, than their fellow female veterans who were not deployed, investigators report.  

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Does gender matter when it comes to COVID-19?

Could men be contracting COVID-19 more than women? Dr. Justin Moore explains.

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Mathematical modeling draws more accurate picture of coronavirus cases

Mathematical modeling can take information reported about the coronavirus, including the clearly underreported numbers of cases, and compute a more realistic picture of the virus’ infection rate, numbers that will enable better prevention and preparation, modelers say.


Statistical Consulting Center


Assistance in design of clinical trials, experimental design, power and sample size estimation, randomization, data management, modeling, data analysis, interpretation and manuscript preparation.

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