The School of Public Health and Health Professions' Population Health Observatory (PHO) at the University at Buffalo is a public health research, training, and informatics center, which was founded in 2003.
PHO faculty and students apply biostatistical and computational expertise to analyze large population based data sets, mining information from them to enhance knowledge and practice of public health. The PHO data warehouse houses local, statewide, national, and international data sets that provide a foundation for population based research. Our goal is to provide policy makers, program managers, public health professionals, and regulatory agencies with information that promotes data driven health policy and decision making, evidence based program management, scientifically sound program evaluation, and accurate information for regulatory decisions.
The PHO has collaborated with the School of Public Health and Health Professions, the Western New York Public Health Alliance of county health departments, the State Department of Health, the State University of New York at Binghamton, the Hunter James Kelly Research Institute, the Hunter’s Hope Foundation, the Erie County Medical Center, the Community Health Center of Buffalo, and the Radiation Effects Research Foundation in Hiroshima, Japan.