Population, Education and Health Center
The Population, Education and Health Center (PEHC) at the University of Missouri is a research center dedicated to promoting cutting-edge, population-level research that uses non-public microdata. Through training, research and dialogue, the PEHC promotes interdisciplinary collaboration among faculty who conduct national and international population, education and health research.
The PEHC was made possible through the cross-campus cooperation of many entities at the University of Missouri. To establish the PEHC, funding was received from Mizzou Advantage; the School of Medicine; the College of Human Environmental Sciences; the College of Engineering; the School of Journalism; the Trulaske College of Business; the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources; the College of Education; the College of Arts & Science; the School of Health Professions; the Truman School of Public Affairs; and the Provost’s Office.
The PEHC was part of a successful proposal to the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Bureau of the Census and is home to the University of Missouri Research Data Center (MU RDC). The MU RDC is part of the part of the Federal Statistical Research Data Center program and provides a secure environment where researchers have access to restricted use datasets for research in economics, sociology, and public health.
To promote research using RDC data, the PEHC regularly hosts a diverse set of speakers from MU and from other institutions. These talks are held on selected Thursdays at 12:30 pm. The presentations are lively and offer the opportunity to engage with colleagues from other disciplines.