Welcome to the Population Health Informatics and Biostatistics (PHIB) Lab
Social, structural, economic, environmental, behavioral, and biologic factors impact health outcomes. The scientific investigation of these factors and their impact on the health and well-being of individuals and communities is what defines population health. To understand and, ultimately, improve population health requires deep collaboration, drawing upon expertise from diverse disciplines including those focused in quantitative, medical, and social sciences. This team science framework develops innovative solutions to population health problems through the integration of knowledge across disciplines.
The goal of PHIB Lab is to employ our quantitative expertise to rigorously address problems in population health. The includes developing and applying cutting edge methodology that intersects the fields of biostatistics, epidemiology, and data science. With a large methodological toolbox and an interdisciplinary approach to science, our research is able to make an impact from pediatrics to substance abuse to community health. To do so, PHIB Lab’s foundations in informatics and biostatistics allow us to address questions in population health using a variety of data sources including electronic health records, public health surveillance data, and prospectively collected data from community-based trials.