Research areas include cancer, environmental health, global health, mental health, infectious disease, maternal and child health, molecular, health disparities, obesity, substance use, mindfulness, and epidemiologic methods
Health disparities are preventable differences in the incidence, prevalence, mortality and burden of disease on communities targeted by factors such as gender, residence, ethnicity and/or socioeconomic status.
Infectious disease epidemiology encompasses work on the epidemiology of emerging and re-emerging infections, global infectious disease threats, disease surveillance, disease detection, development of vaccines and other prevention methods, clinical trials, and the role of infectious pathogens in chronic non-communicable disease.
Molecular epidemiology emphases on the influence of potential genetic and environmental risk factors, recognized at the molecular level, to the etiology, distribution and prevention of disease inside families and across populations.
Obesity has become one of the most important public health problems in the United States and the world. As the prevalence of obesity has increased, so has the prevalence of the comorbidities associated with obesity.
Quantitative methods are designed to precisely estimate population parameters and measure the association between biologic, social, environmental, and behavioral factors and health conditions in order to define the determinants of health and disease and to understand causal pathways.
Epidemiology of women's health covers chronic, infectious, autoimmune and psychological conditions as well as the health disparities and differences in health behaviors to give the reader a comprehensive understanding of the major female-specific needs that may be useful in developing effective public health programs.
Research centers in Epidemiology
Research centers which work with the Department of Epidemiology