Research Focus: Population Health
In the population health focus area, RCHE seeks to apply advancements found to be beneficial on the individual patient level to improve the care of larger population-level groups. Population health refers to the wellbeing of a population and the art and science of predicting and preventing disease, prolonging life, and promoting health through organized efforts and informed choices of society, organizations, public and private; communities and individuals.
Population health research aims to understand and improve the health of a population. It seeks to step beyond an individual-level focus to address equitable health outcomes on a population-level. It involves predicting and preventing disease, prolonging quality of life, and promoting health through organized efforts and informed choices of society, organizations, communities, and individuals.
Projects in population health have focused on:
Health disparities and access to care
Older adults and at-home care use
Faculty working on population health research have represented areas such as public health, consumer science, sociology, communication, family science, computer science, operational research, and nursing.
Center project stories in population health research:
Applying academic research to transform healthcare delivery.
Affiliates and Programs
- Cancer Care Engineering
- Center for Health Outcomes Research and Policy (CHORP)
- Center on Poverty and Health Inequities (COPHI)
- Center for Medication Safety Advancement
- Health Informatics and Learning Technologies (HILT)
- Purdue Healthcare Advisors