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.

USING MATHEMATICAL MODELS, WAYNE ROSAMOND, PHD, AND HIS TEAM ESTIMATED THAT A 500-DRONE NETWORK SPREAD ACROSS THE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA WOULD DECREASE THE MEDIAN TIME OF DEFIBRILLATOR ARRIVAL FROM 7.7 TO 2.7 MINUTES FOLLOWING A REPORTED OUT-OF-HOSPITAL CARDIAC ARREST.
Using mathematical models, Wayne Rosamond, PhD, and his team estimated that a 500-drone network spread across the state of North Carolina would decrease the median time of defibrillator arrival from 7.7 to 2.7 minutes following a reported out-of-hospital cardiac arrest.

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