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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Obesity, diet quality, physical activity, and the built environment: the need for behavioral pathways

Any links between the built environment and health outcomes critically depend on establishing appropriate behavioral

Bariatric Surgery inWomen of Childbearing Age, Timing Between an Operation and Birth, and Associated Perinatal Complications

In this cohort study, mothers with prior bariatric surgery had infants with significantly higher risks for prematuri

Violence Perpetration Among Patients Hospitalized for Unintentional and Assault-Related Firearm Injury: A Case–Control Study and a Cohort Study

Nonfatal firearm injuries of any intent—not just those that are assault-related—can have lasting negative physical a


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Dr. Michael Chung checks vitals of study participant while Sharon Greene asks questions to evaluate the study