Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering

Research Focus: Population Health

Population Health ResearchIn 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:

 

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