About Us

Montana is one of the most rural states in the country, and rural children suffer disproportionately from several adverse health outcomes and risk factors. The Center for Population Health Research (CPHR) fosters multidisciplinary research success to inform, develop and test strategies for improving rural children’s health. The CPHR is designed to support researchers in advancing from state-of-the-art epidemiological and modeling CPHR projects to extramurally-funded intervention research that is informed and developed through CPHR support. To develop a critical mass of investigators in support of the CPHR mission, we bring together faculty engaged in human health research from a variety of disciplines, including epidemiology, mathematical sciences, exposure science, health economics and social and behavioral research. In addition to administrative, grant development and mentoring support for early career investigators, CPHR provides two research support cores. The Data and Modeling Core provides researchers with access to sensitive and geospatially precise electronic health records data, biostatistical and geospatial modeling support, and access to a high performance computing. The Intervention Support Core provides CPHR researchers with survey and qualitative methods support to inform rural and stakeholder informed interventions.