School of Public Health

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.

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Washington Receives Grant to Test Oral Swabs for TB Diagnosis

Researchers at the University of Washington School of Public Health and the University of Cape Town in South Africa

Variability in Pathologists' Interpretations of Individual Breast Biopsy Slides: A Population Perspective

In many cases, breast biopsies have too much uncertainty for interpretation, according to a new study led by Dr.


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