The academic community in the Division of Population Health and Applied Health Sciences spans diverse disciplines but is united in a common purpose, to improve the health and well-being of all people. Faculty and learners engage in research that seeks solutions for critical problems, spanning areas such as planetary health, social justice, effective stewardship of scarce health-care resources, and ensuring rigorous ethical analysis of policies and practices.

As one of the larger divisions in the Faculty of Medicine with more than 35 active faculty members, the Division of BioMedical Sciences is a major contributor to the research, educational and social responsibility goals of the Faculty of Medicine. It is a research intensive division with research, graduate training, undergraduate medical education, other undergraduate teaching, academic service and community outreach.