The Division of Preventive Medicine (DOPM) is dedicated to medicine and public health through research, teaching, and dissemination and translation of knowledge for improved health outcomes. From its inception in 1967, the DOPM has played a key role in the many groundbreaking trials contributing to the knowledge of medical and health systems, behavioral aspects of disease, epidemiology, prevention, control, and disease outcomes. As a research-oriented division, we serve as the home for preventive medicine activities within the Department of Medicine. Our division supports over 26 primary faculty and approximately 250 staff. We also have active programs for the training of post-doctoral fellows and clinical scholars.

A focus on health disparities and women’s health guide many Division activities. Our research pillars are:

• Cardiovascular Disease
• Diabetes and Obesity
• Cancer Prevention and Control
• Substance Use and Misuse
• Life-course and Aging

In addition, our division has the following research themes:

• Health Outcomes
• Health Disparities and Health of Vulnerable Populations
• Community Based Research and Behavioral Science
• Population Based Clinical Trials and Observational Studies
• Biostatistics, Bioinformatics and Research Methodologies