Department of Population Science & Policy
The Department of Population Science and Policy at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine is a research and policy academic department dedicated to improving the health outcomes of the residents of central and southern Illinois. We seek to understand the region we serve and design and study optimal approaches to the prevention and treatment of disease. We also educate future health care providers on the importance of population health to the patients they serve. The department’s ultimate goal is providing opportunities for healthier, happier and more successful lives for the residents of central and southern Illinois.