Population Health


Live Healthier, Longer and Better

With NSU's considerable investments in health education, healthcare, and biomedical research, NSU MD aims to revolutionize the way people get and stay healthy in the South Florida tri-county area (Palm Beach, Broward, Miami Dade).

Population Health Sciences Initiative

As part of achieving this major goal, NSU MD is leading an effort with several NSU colleges and departments, in collaboration with key community partners, to develop a Population Health Sciences Initiative. The Initiative was conceived to serve as a national model for population health, most notably through the construction of a sustainable digital ecosystem that keeps pace with the data demands of the healthcare delivery and research enterprises. NSU plans to leverage the ecosystem to generate key findings to develop new pathways of care that improve health outcomes in our diverse community, address the progression of chronic diseases, and effectively treat patients’ medical conditions.

NSU faculty and staff with expertise in medicine, public health, computer sciences, health systems, business, engineering, data sciences and other related fields are collaborating with community physicians and key community health organizations to accelerate data-driven discovery and advance human health.

Partnerships With Our Community

The Initiative, led by NSU MD Department of Population Health Chair and Professor Julie Jacko includes community physicians, business leaders and representatives from the Broward Regional Health Planning Council, Florida Department of Health, Broward County, American Diabetes Association, and Florida Medical Association.

“Our goal is to connect community physicians with academic medicine to catalyze innovation and generate new and easier solutions for patients to get healthy and stay healthy.”

Johannes W. Vieweg, M.D., FACS
Dean and Chief Academic Officer, Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Allopathic Medicine
Nova Southeastern University