About the Center for Public Health Statistics


  • Collect, analyze, and disseminate public health data in relation to the research, teaching, and service missions of the College of Public Health.
  • Develop collaborative relationships in the area of public health statistics.
  • Represent the College of Public Health to the Iowa Department of Public Health with respect to issues involving public health data.


CPHS is located in the south end of the Westlawn building on the University of Iowa campus.

Mailing address

Center for Public Health Statistics
2220 Westlawn
Iowa City, IA 52242


Phone: (319) 335-7005
Fax: (319) 353-4248
Email: cph-cphs@uiowa.edu


The Center for Public Health Statistics was established in March of 1999 under the strategic plan for the University of Iowa College of Public Health. CPHS is administratively designated as a collegiate center and it functions collaboratively with collegiate departments and centers, university groups, and outside entities in fulfillment of its mission.

The initial project of the CPHS was to produce the 1999 Iowa Health Fact Book. This was a highly cooperative effort, benefiting from expertise and resources of many different groups within the college, the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) and other entities. The Iowa Health Fact Book was produced in 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011 and 2013.

Questions or comments? Contact CPH Webmaster. This page was last reviewed on February 2, 2016.