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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:

    September 24 Autumn Quarter Begins
    October 7 Epi Seminar Series begins with Norm Breslow, PhD, Professor Emeritus, UW Department of Biostatistics


  Jillian Pintye, Epi/Global Health 2014 MPH graduate and is starting a PhD in Nursing at UW in the fall was awarded a Young Investigator Award at the International AIDS Society conference in Melbourne, Australia. With 14,000 attendees at the conference, this is a very prestigious award given to only the top 5 abstracts.
  Join us in welcoming the new adminstrator for Epi

DJ Miller comes to us from Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering (HCDE), where he was the administrator for over 4 years.

A bit about DJ: He has lived in Washington State all his life (grew up in Spokane), and has had a strong connection to UW for well over two decades (both undergrad and graduate degrees from UW, and has worked on campus since 1996).


Outside of the office one of his major passions is international travel. He has been fortunate enough to visit numerous countries across six of the continents and looks forward to future travels and adventures. DJ is extremely excited to be joining the team in Epi!


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)


Close Up July 2014: Walter Kukull (SPH)

Close Up July 2014: Walter Kukull
A close up look at Walter Kukull, Professor of Epidemiology and Director of the National Alzheimer's Coordinating Center

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.