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 9/1/2018Stratified Probabilistic Bias Analysis for Body Mass Index-related Exposure Misclassification in Postmenopausal Women.Epidemiology (Cambridge, Mass.)read at PubMed
  • Published On 9/1/2018Obesity and sarcoidosis: consequence or contributor?Current opinion in pulmonary medicineread at PubMed
  • Published On 9/1/2018Value of Free-text Comments for Validating Cancer Cases Using Primary-care Data in the United Kingdom.Epidemiology (Cambridge, Mass.)read at PubMed
  • Published On 9/1/2018Planning Study Size Based on Precision Rather Than Power.Epidemiology (Cambridge, Mass.)read at PubMed
  • Published On 9/1/2018Re: Beta Blockers and Improved Progression-Free Survival in Patients With Advanced HER2 Negative Breast Cancer.Epidemiology (Cambridge, Mass.)read at PubMed
  • Published On 9/1/2018Gastroschisis and Cumulative Stressor Exposures.Epidemiology (Cambridge, Mass.)read at PubMed
  • Published On 9/1/2018Quantitative Bias Analysis for Collaborative Science.Epidemiology (Cambridge, Mass.)read at PubMed
  • Published On 8/3/2018Response to "Yogurt Intake and Risk of Cardiovascular Disease Among Hypertensive Individuals: Is It Time for a Clinical Trial?"American journal of hypertensionread at PubMed
  • Published On 8/3/2018CD38 Inhibits Prostate Cancer Metabolism and Proliferation by Reducing Cellular NAD+ Pools.Molecular cancer research : MCRread at PubMed
  • Published On 8/1/2018Long-term yogurt consumption and risk of incident hypertension in adults.Journal of hypertensionread at PubMed