The School of Population Health at VCU was established in July 2023, bringing the departments of Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Health Behavior and Policy together under a unified focus on public and population health. The new school was developed in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic as part of VCU’s investment to increase the footprint of public health at the university.
The School of Population Health support’s VCU’s mission of “research that promotes translational applications to improve the quality of human life” by strengthening and expanding academic programming and collaborative research in public health. The school provides students with the opportunity to engage in developing real-world solutions to overcome long-standing local, regional and national health inequities. In addition, the school’s faculty and students conduct research focused on improving the quality of life of all populations in Virginia.