Dr. Steve Marshall, professor and director of UNC’s Injury Prevention Research Center, conducts his epidemiology class outside on a beautiful Carolina day.

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

Olshan named Hulka Distinguished Professor

Dr. Andy Olshan

Dr. Andy Olshan

Andrew Olshan, PhD, professor and chair of the Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Department of Epidemiology, has been named the Barbara Sorenson Hulka Distinguished Professor of Cancer Epidemiology, effective March 1. Read more…


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