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Public Health Sciences

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New Ranking Places Us Sixth in NIH Funding

The Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research has released their ranking tables of National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding to U.S. Medical Schools in 2023. We have been listed at number six out of 46 departments of public health and preventive medicine in schools of medicine.

Three of our faculty members have also placed in top 50-funded primary investigators in departments of public health and preventive medicine in eligible medical schools.

We are dedicated to improving human health using approaches based in epidemiology, biostatistics, health economics, and behavioral science.

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We are national research leaders in NIH funding with expertise in occupational heath, environmental epidemiology, alzheimer's and dementia, population science of cancer, and health disparities.

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Our education programs train undergraduate and graduate students to be highly-qualified public health professionals and leaders in the field.

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We serve the community with public health outreach, occupational health clinical contracts, agricultural safety trainings, and biostatistical consulting for researchers.