Population health sciences: Getting Started

Population health sciences seeks to improve the health of populations and communities in southwest and southside Virginia, the Commonwealth, Central Appalachia, the nation, and beyond by training future public health leaders.

Welcome to the Population Health Sciences Subject Guide 

This guide includes key resources for Population Health Sciences and Public Health research. Please contact your liasion librarian, Erin M. Smith, anytime with questions, or to set up a individual or group research project consultation.  

About this guide

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On the Information Sources page:

  • Topic Overview sources - get to know a topic
  • Recommended Databases - citations and abstracts of research literature
  • Health Data
  • Tests & Measures

Other pages on this guide:

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