The Department of Epidemiology is interested in understanding and improving the health of urban populations worldwide. Building on a core of excellent scholarship and teaching, we innovate and evolve to meet emerging challenges in a changing world. Our work allows new ways of thinking to flourish, catalyzes cross and interdisciplinary work, articulates frameworks that comprehensively explain the production of health, and—most importantly—informs prevention efforts that improve the health of populations. Graduates translate and implement findings and serve as leaders in quantitative population health science and public health practice.
To foster an environment of educational excellence, faculty help students to cultivate practical skills and fluency in knowledge discovery, translation, and practice. Faculty straddling multiple disciplines deploy novel methods of study to inform the health of millions, from modifying automobile safety policy to detecting emerging infectious diseases, from improving cancer treatment outcomes to understanding how traumatic events shape mental health.