Population Health

Population health disparities reflect systemic inequality and have substantial human and financial costs. PRC faculty use a life-course understanding of biopsychosocial pathways linking demographic and social contexts to health and mortality to identify and systematically address population health challenges. Demographic and social factors inform efforts to reduce health disparities and advance population health.

Researchers are leading pioneering work on the changing impact of socioeconomic status on health and mortality across demographic groups. They are leaders in developing life-course frameworks to understand origins of disparities and in identifying the biopsychosocial mechanisms through which demographic disparities in health outcomes operate. They are creating novel approaches to study economic development and health and to consider how health care and population health are linked. 


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    University of Texas at Austin
    305 E. 23rd Street
    Stop G1800
    Austin, Texas 78712-1699
    512-471-5514