"It is thrilling when you see an idea and you're able to apply rigorous science to investigate its effectiveness and you see that reflected in the health of the family that's right in front of you."

-Shari Barkin, M.D., M.S.H.S.
Marian Wright Edelman

Professor of Pediatrics
Director of the Division of 
General Pediatrics and Pediatric Obesity Research

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Public Health: Making medical breakthroughs available to humanity

Public health at Vanderbilt means partnership. Whether improving diabetes education here in Nashville or combating AIDS and related diseases across the globe, we are working to make a measureable impact on humanity. Watch this video (3:05), with an introduction from Jeffrey R. Balser, M.D., Ph.D., vice chancellor for Health Affairs and dean of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, to learn about how we are applying information technology to solve health care problems here and throughout the world.