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.
- Published On 12/1/2023Trends among platelet function, arterial calcium, and vascular function measures.Plateletsread at PubMed
- Published On 11/2/2023Tuberculosis screening in migrants to the EU/EEA and UK.The European respiratory journalread at PubMed
- Published On 10/31/2023Tuberculosis prevention: current strategies and future directions.Clinical microbiology and infection : the official publication of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseasesread at PubMed
- Published On 10/28/2023Correspondence Regarding: McShane H. Improving TB vaccine trial efficiency: A tough nut to crack. J Infect Dis. 2023.The Journal of infectious diseasesread at PubMed
- Published On 10/11/2023Racial Disparities in Accessing Care along the Continuum of Cancer Genetic Service Delivery.Cancer epidemiology, biomarkers & prevention : a publication of the American Association for Cancer Research, cosponsored by the American Society of Preventive Oncologyread at PubMed
Recent media coverage
U.S. News & World Report
For Women of Color, Hair Straighteners Pose a Potentially Dangerous Dilemma
Mentions research led by Lauren Wise, professor of epidemiology.
New Study Reveals Racism May Increase the Risk of Stroke in Black Women
Quotes Julie Palmer, professor of epidemiology.
How to Protect Yourself from the ‘Tripledemic’ of COVID-19, Flu and RSV This Winter
Quotes Benjamin Linas, associate professor of epidemiology.
Can Diabetes Drugs Lower the Risk of Age-Related Dementia?
Quotes Sarah Ackley, postdoctoral associate of epidemiology.