Epidemiology

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.

Affiliated Degrees:

MS in Epidemiology PhD in Epidemiology

MPH DrPH


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  • Published On 9/1/2016Mortality in the First 3 Months on Antiretroviral Therapy Among HIV-Positive Adults in Low- and Middle-income Countries: A Meta-analysis.Journal of acquired immune deficiency syndromes (1999)read at PubMed
  • Published On 9/1/2016Brief Report: APOL1 Renal Risk Variants Are Associated With Chronic Kidney Disease in Children and Youth With Perinatal HIV Infection.Journal of acquired immune deficiency syndromes (1999)read at PubMed
  • Published On 9/1/2016Prospective Multicenter Assessment of Early Complication Rates Associated With Adult Cervical Deformity Surgery in 78 Patients.Neurosurgeryread at PubMed
  • Published On 8/12/2016Predicted 25-hydroxyvitamin D in relation to incidence of breast cancer in a large cohort of African American women.Breast cancer research : BCRread at PubMed
  • Published On 8/9/2016Accelerating the Uptake and Timing of Antiretroviral Therapy Initiation in Sub-Saharan Africa: An Operations Research Agenda.PLoS medicineread at PubMed
  • Published On 8/9/2016Low-dose aspirin or other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug use and prostate cancer risk: a nationwide study.Cancer causes & control : CCCread at PubMed
  • Published On 8/8/2016Interventions to improve the rate or timing of initiation of antiretroviral therapy for HIV in sub-Saharan Africa: meta-analyses of effectiveness.Journal of the International AIDS Societyread at PubMed
  • Published On 8/1/2016Incident tuberculosis in HIV-positive children, adolescents and adults on antiretroviral therapy in South Africa.The international journal of tuberculosis and lung disease : the official journal of the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Diseaseread at PubMed
  • Published On 8/1/2016Rates of Cancers and Opportunistic Infections in Patients With Psoriatic Arthritis Compared With Patients Without Psoriatic Arthritis.Journal of clinical rheumatology : practical reports on rheumatic & musculoskeletal diseasesread at PubMed
  • Published On 8/1/2016Transfer function-derived central pressure and cardiovascular disease events: the Framingham Heart Study.Journal of hypertensionread at PubMed