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 6/20/2017Association of Triglyceride-Related Genetic Variants With Mitral Annular Calcification.Journal of the American College of Cardiologyread at PubMed
  • Published On 6/15/2017Effect of eliminating CD4-count thresholds on HIV treatment initiation in South Africa: An empirical modeling study.PloS oneread at PubMed
  • Published On 6/14/2017Ranking and characterization of established BMI and lipid associated loci as candidates for gene-environment interactions.PLoS geneticsread at PubMed
  • Published On 6/12/2017Projecting 10-yr, 20-yr and Lifetime Risks of Cardiovascular Disease in Persons Living with HIV in the US.Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of Americaread at PubMed
  • Published On 6/12/2017Developing a Curriculum for Information and Communications Technology Use in Global Health Research and Training: A Qualitative Study Among Chinese Health Sciences Graduate Students.JMIR medical educationread at PubMed
  • Published On 6/10/2017Cohort profile: the Right to Care Clinical HIV Cohort, South Africa.BMJ openread at PubMed
  • Published On 6/9/2017Is the atrophic phenotype of tibiofemoral osteoarthritis associated with faster progression of disease? The MOST study.Osteoarthritis and cartilageread at PubMed
  • Published On 6/9/2017Is Superolateral Hoffa''s Fat Pad Hyperintensity a Marker of Local Patellofemoral Joint Disease? - The MOST Study.Osteoarthritis and cartilageread at PubMed
  • Published On 6/9/2017Comparison of Text Messages vs Email When Communicating and Querying with Mothers about Safe Infant Sleep.Academic pediatricsread at PubMed
  • Published On 6/9/2017The Premenopausal Breast Cancer Collaboration: A pooling project of studies participating in the National Cancer Institute Cohort Consortium.Cancer epidemiology, biomarkers & prevention : a publication of the American Association for Cancer Research, cosponsored by the American Society of Preventive Oncologyread at PubMed