The foundation of public health

The world needs answers.

How are health and disease affected by personal characteristics? Behavior? Geography? Time? These are the central questions of epidemiology, the foundation of public health. As epidemiologists, our answers form the basis for developing policies and interventions to protect and improve the health of populations.

The field of epidemiology has grown dramatically in scope and importance in recent decades. With increasing concerns about emerging infections, environmental hazards, and global health disparities, epidemiologists are playing key roles in an expanding range of public health issues. Our faculty members are experts in epidemiologic methods, chronic and infectious diseases epidemiology, and pharmacoepidemiology. We measure how social, behavioral, medical, infectious, and genetic factors relate to a wide range of reproductive, perinatal, and pediatric outcomes, as well as conditions that accompany the aging process. We evaluate the interplay among environmental and societal conditions, psychosocial factors, and disease. And we quantify the risks and benefits of medications and other treatments.

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MS in Epidemiology PhD in Epidemiology


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  • Published On 12/1/2018First Otitis Media and Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine Serotypes in Infants.The Pediatric infectious disease journalread at PubMed
  • Published On 12/1/2018Authors'' Reply to Katsuhiro Toda''s Comment on "Proton Pump Inhibitor Use and Risk of Developing Alzheimer''s Disease or Vascular Dementia: A Case-Control Analysis".Drug safetyread at PubMed
  • Published On 12/1/2018Proton Pump Inhibitor Use and Risk of Developing Alzheimer''s Disease or Vascular Dementia: A Case-Control Analysis.Drug safetyread at PubMed
  • Published On 12/1/2018Adverse Drug Reactions Among Patients Initiating Second-Line Antiretroviral Therapy in South Africa.Drug safetyread at PubMed
  • Published On 12/1/2018Effect of Antiretroviral Therapy on Treatment Outcomes in a Prospective Study of Extensively Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis (XDR-TB) HIV Coinfection Treatment in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.Journal of acquired immune deficiency syndromes (1999)read at PubMed
  • Published On 11/28/2018Cost-effectiveness of preexposure prophylaxis for HIV prevention for conception in the United States.AIDS (London, England)read at PubMed
  • Published On 11/13/2018The association between oral disease and type of antiretroviral therapy among perinatally HIV-infected youth.AIDS (London, England)read at PubMed
  • Published On 11/9/2018Dissecting the genetic relationship between cardiovascular risk factors and Alzheimer''s disease.Acta neuropathologicaread at PubMed
  • Published On 11/9/2018Variability in antimicrobial use in pediatric ventilator-associated events.Infection control and hospital epidemiologyread at PubMed
  • Published On 11/8/2018The Role of Comorbidity on Mortality after Hip Fracture: A Nationwide Norwegian Study of 38,126 Women with Hip Fracture Matched to a General Population Comparison Cohort.American journal of epidemiologyread at PubMed