Population Health Group
The Population Health Group specializes in population, translational, prevention, and clinical research, as well as in the design and methodology surrounding such studies. A number of our research studies involve engagement and partnerships with American Indian communities and community-based organizations.Primary research in the Population Health Group involves many areas including infant mortality, childhood obesity, fetal alcohol spectrum disorders, childhood bullying, and teen pregnancy and STI prevention. With a broad range of expertise, our faculty includes specialists in public health, medicine, psychology, pediatrics, epidemiology, nutrition, and biostatistics.
The Population Health Group includes:
A Collection Methods, Management and Analysis of Data (COMMAND) Core which provides methodological and statistical services for research projects, clinical trials, and evaluation programming.
A Research Ethics and Dissemination (READ) Core which provides investigator centered services to support high quality research and ensure compliance with federal, institutional and American Indian tribal regulatory requirements for community-linked, transdisciplinary human subjects research.
The Sanford Data Collaborative which provides leading researchers with the opportunity to access real-life, timely healthcare data and has partnerships with academic institutions across the region anxious to collaborate with Sanford.