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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  • Published On 4/1/2018Isoniazid Preventive Therapy for People With HIV Who Are Heavy Alcohol Drinkers in High TB-/HIV-Burden Countries: A Risk-Benefit Analysis.Journal of acquired immune deficiency syndromes (1999)read at PubMed
  • Published On 4/1/2018Brief Report: Assessing the Association Between Changing NRTIs When Initiating Second-Line ART and Treatment Outcomes.Journal of acquired immune deficiency syndromes (1999)read at PubMed
  • Published On 3/13/2018Impact of early antiretroviral therapy eligibility on HIV acquisition: household-level evidence from rural South Africa.AIDS (London, England)read at PubMed
  • Published On 3/9/2018Tobacco, alcohol use and risk of hepatocellular carcinoma and intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma: The Liver Cancer Pooling Project.British journal of cancerread at PubMed
  • Published On 3/7/2018Tau Phosphorylation is Impacted by Rare AKAP9 Mutations Associated with Alzheimer Disease in African Americans.Journal of neuroimmune pharmacology : the official journal of the Society on NeuroImmune Pharmacologyread at PubMed
  • Published On 3/7/2018Prevalence of Exceeding Maximum Daily Dose of Acetaminophen, and Seasonal Variations in Cold-Flu Season.British journal of clinical pharmacologyread at PubMed
  • Published On 3/7/2018Placental CpG methylation of infants born extremely preterm predicts cognitive impairment later in life.PloS oneread at PubMed
  • Published On 3/6/2018Cardiovascular Risks of Probenecid Versus Allopurinol in Older Patients With Gout.Journal of the American College of Cardiologyread at PubMed
  • Published On 3/4/2018Persistent High Burden of Advanced HIV Disease Among Patients Seeking Care in South Africa''s National HIV Program: Data From a Nationwide Laboratory Cohort.Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of Americaread at PubMed
  • Published On 3/1/2018Prevalent Cardiovascular Disease Events and T1 Mapping Defined Hepatic Fibrosis.Circulation. Cardiovascular imagingread at PubMed