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 4/1/2019Do prenatal exposures pose a real threat to ovarian function? Bisphenol A as a case study.Reproduction (Cambridge, England)read at PubMed
  • Published On 3/5/2019Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics-2019 Update: A Report From the American Heart Association.Circulationread at PubMed
  • Published On 3/1/2019Stress Disorders and Dementia in the Danish Population.American journal of epidemiologyread at PubMed
  • Published On 3/1/2019Is the Association Between Pregnancy Weight Gain and Fetal Size Causal?: A Re-examination Using a Sibling Comparison Design.Epidemiology (Cambridge, Mass.)read at PubMed
  • Published On 3/1/2019Proportions of Cancer Cases in Primary Care, Hospital, and Cancer Registry Data Among Patients Treated for Overactive Bladder.Epidemiology (Cambridge, Mass.)read at PubMed
  • Published On 3/1/2019Prospective study of cigarette smoking and fecundability.Human reproduction (Oxford, England)read at PubMed
  • Published On 3/1/2019Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Genome-Wide Interaction Analyses Reveal DPP10-Pulmonary Function Association.American journal of respiratory and critical care medicineread at PubMed
  • Published On 3/1/2019Multinomial Extension of Propensity Score Trimming Methods: A Simulation Study.American journal of epidemiologyread at PubMed
  • Published On 2/15/2019A Longitudinal Study of Trunk Muscle Properties and Severity of Thoracic Kyphosis in Women and Men: The Framingham Study.The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciencesread at PubMed
  • Published On 2/15/2019Days'' Supply of Initial Opioid Analgesic Prescriptions and Additional Fills for Acute Pain Conditions Treated in the Primary Care Setting - United States, 2014.MMWR. Morbidity and mortality weekly reportread at PubMed