Areas of Interest

Students in the Department of Epidemiology specialize in one of twelve Areas of Interest.

These Areas of Interest are:

Cancer Epidemiology and Cancer Prevention
Cardiovascular Epidemiology
Clinical Epidemiology
Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology
Epidemiologic Methods
Epidemiology of Aging
Infectious Disease Epidemiology
Genetic Epidemiology and Statistical Genetics
Neuro-Psychiatric Epidemiology
Nutritional Epidemiology
Pharmacoepidemiology
Reproductive, Perinatal, and Pediatric Epidemiology

A brief overview of each sub-specialty can be found under Areas of Interest.

Mission

We strive to accomplish our mission through three major approaches:

  • Research

    Well-grounded multidisciplinary research toward assessing the distribution and determinants of human illness with the aim of establishing reasoned preventive measures.

  • Methodology

    Continuous efforts to improve methods for epidemiological investigation, to enhance validity and efficiency, and to expand the scope of activities in which epidemiologic methods can be usefully applied.

  • Education

    Preparation of future researchers and practitioners in the field of epidemiology, as well as dissemination of knowledge to health professionals and the general public. As the reach of the School of Public Health is global in scope, so too is our research program. We are committed to the enhancement of quality of health not only in our own country, but internationally.

The Department of Epidemiology has a long tradition of teaching and research in the epidemiology of cancer, cardiovascular disease, and other chronic diseases, as well as in epidemiologic methodology.