Population Health

April 5, 2018

UW launches world’s first health metrics sciences department

Department of Health Metrics SciencesThe University of Washington will establish the world’s first academic department devoted to the science of health metrics on July 1, 2018.

The new Department of Health Metrics Sciences, which will be part of the UW School of Medicine, will focus on using high-quality information to measure population health, its determinants and the performance of health systems.

The department will take an interdisciplinary approach to measuring and understanding the elements that affect health here in the United States and worldwide, which will support the work of the UW Population Health Initiative.

Learn More >