SIU School of Medicine launches new department to address rural health

SIU School of Medicine launches new department to address rural health

CARBONDALE — The Southern Illinois University School of Medicine is retooling to meet the needs of rural residents. Sameer Vohra is the Founding Chair of the new Department of Population Science and Policy. He says the new department will address key needs in Downstate Illinois.

Dr. Vohra discusses the department’s plan of attack for improving the health of Southern and Central Illinois.

 

The new department will target the opioid epidemic in the Illinois Delta Region, childhood growth and development, cancer disparities in rural communities, and building community capacity for health improvement.org.