Charles Poole

Charles PooleAssociate Professor
Curriculum Vitae
REACH NC (Collexis) Research Profile

2104A Mcgavran-Greenberg Hall
135 Dauer Drive
Campus Box 7435
Chapel Hill 27599-7435
T: 919-918-3808
F: 919-966-2089


Harvard School of Public Health
University of North Carolina School of Public Health
Johns Hopkins University
ScD, Epidemiology
MPH, Health Administration
BA, Natural Sciences


EPID 705
EPID 715
EPID 719
EPID 731
Introduction to Logic and Probability Logic in Epidemiology
Theory and Quantitative Methods in Epidemiology
Readings in Epidemiologic Methods
Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Research activities

  • Epidemiologic methods
  • Epidemiologic concepts
  • Systematic review and meta-analysis

Staff/administrative responsibilities

Chair, Curriculum Subcommittee

Key publications

Poole C (2010)
On the origin of risk relativism.
Epidemiology: vol.21, p.3-9.

Poole C (2010)
Learning from within-study and among-study comparisons: trials of zinc supplementation and childhood acute lower respiratory illness episodes in the developing world.
International Journal of Epidemiology: vol.39, p.809-811.

Poole C, Greenland S, Luetters C,Mezei G (2006)
Socioeconomic status and childhood leukemia: a review.
International Journal of Epidemiology: vol.35, p.370-384.

Poole C, Peters U, Il’yasova D, Arab L (2003)
This study failed?
International Journal of Epidemiology: vol.32, p.534-535.

Poole C (2001)
Low P-values or narrow confidence intervals: which are more durable?
Epidemiology: vol.12, p.291-294.

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