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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.


Epi Seminars

All seminar are held in Health Sciences Building, K-069, 3:30-4:50pm
      March 3 Head Injuries and Public Bicycle Share Programs: An Ecological Analysis, Dr. Janessa Graves, Assistant Professor, Washington State University, College of Nursing


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)

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)


Is the Measles Vaccine Safe? (UWSPH)

Is the Measles Vaccine Safe?
Ali Rowhani-Rahbar, Assistant Professor in the Department of Epidemiology who researches vaccine effectiveness and safety at the University of Washington School of Public Health, answers questions regarding the measles vaccine.

Close Up January 2015: Gary Goldbaum (SPH)

Close Up January 2015: Gary Goldbaum
Gary Goldbaum was drawn to public health after his father’s hospitalization for tuberculosis. Today he runs the Snohomish Health District, which serves more than 700,000 residents. There Goldbaum plays a role in everything from disasters and disease outbreaks to improving the fitness of 5th-graders.