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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.




Victoria Holt has been appointed Chair of the Department of Epidemiology within the University of Washington School of Public Health. Dr. Holt earned four degrees from the UW: two undergraduate degrees (psychology and nursing) and both her MPH (1987) and PhD (1990) in Epidemiology. She has been a faculty member since 1991, initially as part of the Maternal and Child Health Program.

See more at: http://sph.washington.edu/news/article.asp?content_ID=5340


Washington Study Finds Links between Race/Ethnicity, Cultural Factors, and Cognition (ASPPH Friday Letter 10/08/2015)

Maternal Stress Linked to More Cavities in Children, Washington Study Finds (ASPPH Friday Letter 10/02/2015)

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)