The health of populations, or population health, is the health of all people living in a given place. Understanding the drivers of health disparities in different populations is critical to informing public policy and public health practice in order to achieve health equity. The determinants of population health take place over wide temporal and spatial scales. Population health is influenced by exposures ranging from in-utero (and before) to current events, and population health is a product of causes operating at individual up to societal levels. The Center’s research in Population Health & Environment is coordinated by Professor Susan Cassels, and examines the interactions between human populations and their physical and social environments in order to understand the implications for health disparities as well as environmental change.
Area director: Susan Cassels