Improving the Health of Populations through Science and Innovation

Population health science requires scientists from different disciplinary backgrounds to combine their knowledge and expertise to answer questions that individual disciplines alone cannot. The Interdisciplinary Association for Population Health Science (IAPHS) was founded to bring them all together. Learn more >

Map of US Lifespans

For U.S. women, how long you live depends on where you live.
Courtesy of Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation

America’s Health Gap

How do we improve health and reduce health disparities?

The odds of a long and healthy life are unequal in America. In 2010, life expectancy for women living in Marin County, California was 85 years. For women from Perry, Kentucky, it was 73 – a full 12 years less. The odds of premature death, disability, and disease are greater for Americans who are poor or black or American Indian. Even the best off Americans, however, fare worse on some health outcomes than their European counterparts.

Can we do better? The Interdisciplinary Association for Population Health Science (IAPHS) believes we can.

News & Events


Need Inspiration for your undergrad Population Health Course?

Need Inspiration for your undergrad Population Health Course?  Browse our collection of syllabi gathered by IAPHS colleague Lindsay Till Hoyt.  The syllabi cover a range of topics, including [...]

RWJF Health & Society Scholars Celebrate Accomplishments, Bid Farewell

Faculty, alumni, scholars and others connected with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholars program gathered in New Orleans, LA in early May for their final [...]

Registration, Agenda available for September Population Health Conference

Registration is now open for Persistent and Emerging Issues in Population Health Science, to be held September 19­-21, 2016 at Penn State University.  View the agenda here. This [...]

Knowledge Exchange resources available from the University of Wisconsin’s Population Health Institute

The Population Health Institute has made available a set of resources for researchers interested in knowledge exchange projects with partners such as community groups, policymakers, and government organizations [...]

IAPHS Launches 2016 Fundraising Campaign

Thanks to the hard work of the  IAPHS Development Committee, IAPHS launched a campaign on April 29 to raise $30,000 in 2016 to support the transition to a [...]

IAPHS Board Meets, Plans Transition to Membership Organization

On May 3, the seven members of the IAPHS planning Board met in New Orleans to begin the process of transitioning IAPHS to a membership organization with elected leadership. [...]



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