Study the factors that determine the distribution of health and disease in human populations, and improve the understanding of data that are relevant to issues in public health.
Epidemiological research aims to discover the causes of disease by analyzing the populations and social and physical environments where they proliferate. The field of biostatistics focuses on the techniques of collecting and exploring data relevant to health, medical and biological sciences. Our division gathers the resources and faculty to train students to acquire proficiency in either one or both fields—depending upon each student’s interests.
Through our various programs, we offer training in disease occurrence and distribution analysis, computer implementation of analytic methods, and other investigative and statistical methods to evaluate risk factors associated with disease outcomes.
Focused on the factors that determine the distribution of health and disease in human populations, our faculty and students aim to discover the causes of disease, to advance and evaluate methods of disease prevention and to aid in planning and evaluating the effectiveness of public health programs.
Many issues in the health, medical and biological sciences are addressed by collecting and exploring relevant data. We offer training in the theory of statistics and biostatistics, computer implementation of analytic methods, and opportunities to use this knowledge in areas of biological and medical research.
Our program offers a curricular track for students to acquire proficiency in both biostatistics and epidemiology. Our training emphasizes the development of skills applicable to the study of the occurrence and distribution of disease, focusing on determining the impact and magnitude of disease frequency so that effective control measures can be designed.
May 22, 2019 Photo Credit: Mauricio Ayovi Mass gatherings have long been known to increase risks of infectious disease outbreaks. Music festivals, sporting events, religious pilgrimages, and other assemblies of significant numbers of people create conditions that strain local infrastructure, increase contact rates, overextend sanitation infrastructure, and thereby facilitate the spread of pathogens. At the […]