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Health Systems & Population Health Sciences

Winston Liaw, M.D., M.P.H.

Winston Liaw, M.D., M.P.H.

Chair, Health Systems & Population Health Sciences
Phone: 713-743-6489

The Department of Health Systems and Population Health Sciences exists to equip tomorrow’s doctors with the knowledge, vision and tools to be agents of change, who make communities healthier and our health system more effective, efficient and equitable.

Why treat people and send them back to the conditions that made them sick?
- Michael Marmont, M.D., Author of “The Health Gap”

The department focuses on research and instruction in health-system and health-delivery innovation, data intelligence and community engagement for individual and population health. With the ability to test novel solutions and harness grassroots wisdom, graduates will be prepared to bridge medicine and public health. They will be able to support the conditions needed for sustainable community and individual health, as leaders in community health.

Areas of Focus

  • Population health
  • Social determinants of health
  • Health informatics
  • Team science
  • Community engagement

We have a duty to think about what our medical school will contribute to this community. Does our work provide a benefit to Houston and to our neighbors? In my research, I studied social accountability as a theoretical framework, and when I saw the Tilman J. Fertitta Family College of Medicine mission, I thought, 'This school will make social accountability come alive.'

- Winston Liaw, M.D., M.P.H., Chair, Health Systems & Population Health Sciences

Department Faculty