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Population Health

The College of Health Solutions aims to discover approaches to maintaining and improving the health of entire populations and reducing inequalities in health between groups of people.  We use a multidisciplinary approach blending the disciplines of public health/health promotion, biomedical informatics, health economics, nutrition, exercise science, and health care delivery to achieve new discoveries. We also employ a multi-level strategy with studies focused on individuals, social networks, communities, institutions, policies, systems, and environments to better understand the determinants of health.

A few examples of our work include:

  • Development of gender-specific and culturally-tailored healthy lifestyle interventions for racial/ethnic minority men
  • Examination of the strength and shape of relationships between environmental characteristics and physical activity, dietary patterns, and obesity
  • Applying patient-centered and systems engineering approaches to improve access to care for those in greatest need (poor, uninsured or underinsured)
  • Exploring behavioral economics and incentive structures to transform health care delivery and disease management
  • Nutritional strategies to enhance cardiometabolic health and the prevention and management of chronic disease

Faculty

Marc Adams
Marc Adams
Assistant Professor , School of Nutrition and Health Promotion

Barbara Ainsworth
Barbara  Ainsworth
Regents Professor, School of Nutrition and Health Promotion

Siddhartha Angadi
Siddhartha Angadi
Assistant Professor, School of Nutrition and Health Promotion

Meg Bruening
Meg Bruening
Assistant Professor, School of Nutrition and Health Promotion

Matthew Buman
Matthew Buman
Associate Professor, School of Nutrition and Health Promotion

Cheryl Der Ananian
Cheryl Der Ananian
Associate Professor, School of Nutrition and Health Promotion

Jared Dickinson
Jared Dickinson
Assistant Professor, School of Nutrition and Health Promotion

Glenn Gaesser
Glenn Gaesser
Center Director & Professor, School of Nutrition and Health Promotion

Adela Grando
Adela Grando
Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Informatics

Eric Hekler
Eric Hekler
Associate Professor, School of Nutrition and Health Promotion

Jennifer Huberty
Jennifer Huberty
Associate Professor, School of Nutrition and Health Promotion

Alexis Koskan
Assistant Professor, School of Nutrition and Health Promotion

Punam Ohri-Vachaspati
Punam Ohri-Vachaspati
Professor, School of Nutrition and Health Promotion

Daniel Peterson
Daniel Peterson
Assistant Professor, School of Nutrition and Health Promotion

Shannon Ringenbach
Shannon Ringenbach
Associate Professor, School of Nutrition and Health Promotion

Matthew Scotch
Matthew Scotch
Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Informatics

Natasha Tasevska
Natasha Tasevska
Assistant Professor, School of Nutrition and Health Promotion

Sonia Vega-López
Sonia Vega-Lopez
Associate Professor, School of Nutrition and Health Promotion

Christopher Wharton
Christopher Wharton
Interim School Director and Associate Professor, School of Nutrition and Health Promotion