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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.


Detecting more small cancers in screening mammography suggests overdiagnosis (Medical Xpress 07/24/2015)

Female Hormonal Factors and the Risk of Endometrial Cancer in Lynch Syndrome (JAMA 07/24/2015)

High blood calcium linked with increased risk of premature death in dialysis patients (Eureka Alert 01/22/2015)

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


The new science of crime (UW Daily)

The new science of crime
He always knew that epidemiology and criminology were a perfect fit, but it wasn’t until 2009 that the phrase he was looking for was coined. 

That was the year that Dr. Ali Rowhani-Rahbar of UW Medicine and the School of Public Health encountered “epicrim.”

Dr. Jeffrey Duchin and his disease detectives are on the case(s) (Pacific NW Magazine)

Dr. Jeffrey Duchin and his disease detectives are on the case(s)
Dr. Jeffery Duchin had his marching orders: grab a respirator, hop a plane to New Mexico and help find the biological agent that was killing young members of the Navajo Nation.