Department of Public Health Sciences Ranked #6 in NIH Funding

The UC Davis School of Medicine is among the nation’s leading medical schools in National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding, according to the latest Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research 2023 ranking. The medical school broke its record of NIH funding with a total of more than $209 million, placing it 33rd nationally.

In 2023, nine School of Medicine departments ranked in the top 20 nationally in their respective fields, with an unprecedented four in the top 10. They included

The top three departments in terms of overall NIH funding were Neurology ($34.5 million), Internal Medicine ($26.2 million) and Public Health Sciences ($24.4 million).

Public Health Science Faculty Achieve Top Rankings

Three of our faculty members have ranked in the top 50-funded Principal Investigators in Departments of Public Health and Preventive Medicine in Schools of Medicine.

Rachel A. Whitmer,  Ph.D.

Professor and Division Chief, Epidemiology

Co-Director, Alzheimer's Disease Center

#1 with #13,453,536

Diana Miglioretti, Ph.D.

Dean's Professor and Division Chief, Biostatistics
Director, UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center Biostatistics Shared Resource

#26 with $2,928,797

Irva Hertz-Picciotto, Ph.D.

Professor and Division Chief, Environmental and Occupational Health
Director, UC Davis Environmental Health Sciences Center

#27 with $2,802,267