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

Master of Public Health Doctor of Public Health

Recent Research in Epidemiology

Latest Publications

  • Published On 1/18/2023Neighborhood Deprivation and Privilege: an Examination of Racialized-Economic Segregation and Preterm Birth, Florida 2019.Journal of racial and ethnic health disparitiesread at PubMed
  • Published On 1/14/2023Glycemic Load, Dietary Fiber, Added Sugar, and Spontaneous Abortion in Two Preconception Cohorts.The Journal of nutritionread at PubMed
  • Published On 1/10/2023Implementation of a Device Briefing Tool reduces interruptions in surgery: A nonrandomized controlled pilot trial.Surgeryread at PubMed
  • Published On 1/6/2023Vitamin D and risk of hypertension among Black women.Journal of clinical hypertension (Greenwich, Conn.)read at PubMed
  • Published On 1/6/2023Correlates of nephrolithiasis in US black women: data from the black women's health study.Urolithiasisread at PubMed

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