Department of Epidemiology
About Our Research
Our renowned faculty members provide students with training in effective research practices and methods. We work with our students to apply their epidemiology research to a variety of health problems here in North Carolina and around the world. Our students can specialize in nine types of epidemiology: cancer, cardiovascular disease, infectious diseases, injury, reproductive / perinatal / pediatric epidemiology, environmental / occupational, pharmacoepidemiology, genetic and social.
Research Program Areas
Cardiovascular (CV) epidemiology is an interdisciplinary field of work. The program provides interdisciplinary training that combines a solid foundation in elements that influence cardiovascular health with epidemiologic research competencies, providing applied learning opportunities and mentored research experiences.
The overall objectives of the program in Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology are to provide an interdisciplinary education that offers the students a solid foundation in environmental and occupational health, with practicum experiences to enhance applied learning, and high-quality research experiences.
Reproductive Pediatric Epidemiology
The reproductive, perinatal, and pediatric epidemiology (RPPE ) program area provides students with a multidisciplinary perspective, a strong foundation in epidemiologic concepts and methods, and an understanding of the underlying biology of reproduction and childhood development and growth.