Center for Medicine & Public Health Policy & Practice

Subject Expertise and Core Skills


The mission of the FSU-COM Center for Medicine and Public Health is to promote collaboration, coordination, and integration of medicine and public health at all levels of practice (federal, state, and local), and across the entire continuum of prevention (primary, secondary, and tertiary). The center will promote more optimal and equitable health for individuals and communities through research, education, program evaluation, policy change, and innovation.

Subject Expertise:

  • Health Equity (population health outcome disparities; paths to health equity)  
  • Chronic Disease cardiometabolic disease, cancer, multimorbidity, managed care, risk stratification, and population health outcomes)
  • Behavioral Health (including mental health and substance use, especially in primary care practice and community context as they affect whole-person health outcomes)
  • Maternal and Infant Health (infant birth outcome disparities, maternal mortality/morbidity, and maternal substance use)
  • Child Health (childhood asthma, sickle cell disease, and rare pediatric diseases)
  • Communicable Diseases of Public Health Significance (tuberculosis, syphilis, COVID, etc.)
  • Community-Oriented Primary Care (quality of care and outcomes in underserved settings)
  • Integration of Public Health & Medicine (understanding the intersection of public health and medicine across the continuum of primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention).
  • Population Health Management (using data analytics and evidence-based interventions to effectively manage population health outcomes in value-based health systems).

Core Skills:

Public Health practice (clinical and epidemiologic); 

Population Health:  population health management, including clinical analytics, risk stratification, and interventions; health disparities and health outcomes.

Big Data / Health Services Research:  Secondary data analysis, multi-state Medicaid claims data, linked survey/outcomes data; ED visit and hospital admission data, home care assessments.

Program Evaluation:  Needs assessments, implementation effectiveness, health outcomes, economic impact, program metrics, evaluation reports, and policy review relevant to Medicaid and public health programs

Health Policy:  Analyses of the impact of specific health legislation and/or its implementation

Local Area / Geospatial Analysis:  Assessing local area variation in health outcomes across sub-populations; and understanding social determinants and health care system factors that drive variation.

Computer Modeling: Building, revising, and validating simulation models to conduct rapid throughput “What-If” assessments of potential leverage or intervention points to improve health outcomes.