Welcome to IPHS

Our Mission

“To advance population health sciences through scientific research, adaptive training and coaching, and partnership development to improve the health and well-being of diverse populations.”

At IPHS, we are dedicated to driving impactful change in public health, tackling pressing issues such as health equity, health disparities, caring for the aging, and the promotion of overall well-being.

What Our Mission Means

At IPHS, our mission is deeply rooted in the belief that every individual deserves access to quality healthcare and resources that promote a healthy lifestyle. Through our commitment to population health sciences, we strive to make tangible differences in the lives of communities, both locally in Chicago and across the nation. By building collaborative partnerships and conducting rigorous research, we aim to address the complex challenges facing public health today.

What We Hope To Do

  • Build sustainable infrastructures necessary to enable socially conscious and equity-focused, population health scientific research.
  • Leverage rigorous epidemiological methods and data-driven science to discover the scope, cause, burden, and prevention strategies for key population health issues.
  • Disseminate & translate scientific research to diverse populations through scientific research publications, reports, scientific conferences & community outreach.
  • Foster leadership development & coaching for scientists of diverse backgrounds to prepare the next generation of leaders to shape our world.

Impactful Research

Our research spans a wide range of critical areas, including Mental Health, Health Equity, Aging, Violence Prevention, and Nutrition. Led by esteemed experts like Dr. XinQi Dong, our team is at the forefront of groundbreaking discoveries and innovative solutions to improve population health outcomes. From geriatric medicine research to violence prevention initiatives, our work is driven by a passion for creating positive change in the world.

At IPHS, community engagement is at the heart of everything we do. Through our extensive network of partners, spanning across the U.S., we strive to create a broader impact and reach underserved populations. From grassroots initiatives to large-scale public health campaigns, our collaborative efforts aim to promote meaningful connections and drive sustainable change. Together, we can build healthier, more resilient communities for generations to come.

Community Engagement


Training Coaching

With a proven track record of professional faculty training across levels and disciplines, IPHS is committed to empowering the next generation of public health leaders. Through tailored coaching programs and adaptive training sessions, we equip individuals with the knowledge and skills needed to address complex health challenges. Whether you’re a seasoned professional or a budding researcher, our training opportunities provide valuable insights and practical tools for success.

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Explore our website to learn more about our ongoing research projects, training programs, and community initiatives. Check out how we help with:

Be sure to check out our 2024 Summer Internship opportunity on our Jobs and Opportunities page – applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, with the latest deadline set for April 15th. Together, let’s make a difference in the world of population health!

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