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Epidemiology is the study of the frequency, distribution, and determinants of disease in human populations. The mission of the Department is to provide rigorous training in the fundamentals and practice of epidemiology, to contribute to the understanding of the etiology and prevention of disease, and to improve the health of the public through excellence in research.

Events and Seminars:

    June 23 Summer Quarter Begins
    September 24 Autumn Quarter Begins
    Award recipients for 2014
    Edna Ramos, Payroll Coordinator received the Outstanding Staff Award
    Colin Rehm received the Doctoral Outstanding Student Award
    Ariana Miles-Jay received the MPH Outstanding Student Award
    Lisa Manhart, PhD, Associate Professor receivd the SPH Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award


Washington Study Predicts When Herpes is Least Likely to be Transmitted (ASPPH Friday Letter 04/18/2014)

Data suggest new class of drug may be potent against genital herpes (Univerity of Washington 01/15/2014)

Washington Study Finds Exercise May Slow Decline in Kidney Function (ASPPH Friday Letter 01/03/2014)

Study identifies 4 genetic variants linked to esophageal cancer and Barrett's esophagus (Eureka Alert 10/13/2013)

In the news

UW study: Gun victims more likely to be shot again (KiroTV)

UW study: Gun victims more likely to be shot again
People hospitalized with a gunshot wound are 30 times more likely to come back to the hospital with another firearm injury than those hospitalized for another medical reason, according to a new study from the University of Washington.

The research presents some ideas for next steps including treating firearms injuries as a public health problem to prevent future shootings, according to Dr. Frederick Rivara, a UW professor and medical researcher at Harborview.

Bike shares could increase risk of head injury (The Daily)

Bike shares could increase risk of head injury
A recent joint study by the University of Washington and Washington State University (WSU) found that the rate of head injury among bicyclists was higher in states that implemented bike share programs.

Rivara, the senior author of the study, shared a similar opinion about bike safety.