Dr. Steve Marshall, professor and director of UNC’s Injury Prevention Research Center, conducts his epidemiology class outside on a beautiful Carolina day.
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"Our goal is to train the next generation of leaders to address health challenges here and across the world. We offer an array of programs designed to meet student needs at different points in their career, from master’s to doctoral degree programs." Read more.
Andrew Olshan
Andrew Olshan, PhD
Chair and Professor

Our Department of Epidemiology is one of the world’s leading academic departments in epidemiology.

Renowned faculty members provide students with training in effective research practices and methods. We also work with our students to apply their epidemiology research  to a variety of health problems here in North Carolina and across the world.

Our research strengths include:

  • Cancer epidemiology
  • Cardiovascular epidemiology
  • Environmental/occupational epidemiology
  • Genetic Epidemiology
  • Health care epidemiology
  • Infectious disease epidemiology
  • Injury epidemiology
  • Pharmacoepidemiology
  • Reproductive/perinatal/pediatric epidemiology
  • Social epidemiology
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