Department of Public Health Sciences Ranked #7 in NIH Funding

Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research has released their ranking tables of National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding to US Medical Schools in 2019. The Public Health Sciences Department within the UC Davis School of Medicine has ranked at number seven of 45 departments of Public Health and Preventive Medicine within Schools of Medicine. We have held this position from last year's ranking.

Eight other School of Medicine Departments ranked in the Top 20 for 2019

  • Public Health #7
  • Dermatology #8
  • Neurology #11
  • Surgery #13
  • Anatomy/Cell Biology #15
  • Psychiatry #15
  • Emergency medicine #17
  • Microbiology #17
  • Physiology #18

We are proud that our expertise in the areas of brain health and aging, environmental health, cancer, and biostatistics have helped the UC Davis School of Medicine acheive their ranking of 35 of 142 eligible medical schools.

Public Health Science Faculty Achieve Top Rankings

Four 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.


Irva Hertz-Picciotto, M.P.H., Ph.D.

Irva Hertz-Picciotto, M.P.H., Ph.D.

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

#4 with $7,575,363


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Diana Miglioretti, Ph.D.

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

#19 with $3,238,201


kumar bharat rajan sitting at his office desk

Kumar Bharat Rajan, Ph.D.

Professor in Residence, Division of Biostatstics

#29 with $2,440,831


Rebecca Schmidt, Ph.D.

Rebecca Schmidt, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

#48 with $1,664,211