Understanding the core principles of public health is crucial in identifying and developing precise treatment and prevention strategies. Advances in precision prevention and public health tools and policies will improve health outcomes in a variety of ways, including simpler and more cost-effective strategies and healthier populations.
At Columbia University, experts in the field are conducting cutting-edge research in a number of areas including, biostatistics, epigenomics, the human exposome, infectious disease, population health, policy, and statistical genomics.
Public health researchers are a foundational component of the Columbia Precision Medicine Initiative by amplifying interdisciplinary biomedical research to include preventative strategies and create connections across healthcare and government sectors for healthier communities. Ultimately, public health discoveries will play an important role in the overall success of precision medicine.