99% of Gillings graduates have a job or continue their education within one year of graduating.
Applied epidemiology has far-reaching implications for the field of public health. It can be used to:
- Define and prioritize public health practice and policy;
- Investigate and quickly respond to outbreaks, including identifying harmful pathogens or the factors contributing to disease;
- Build capacity for effectively implementing risk assessments and surveillance;
- Guide interventions to improve population health;
- Inform medicine and pharmacy (e.g., track toxicities; inform precision medicine based on genetics; evaluate drug efficacy);
- Evaluate programs and policies (e.g, HIV prevention among school girls in South Africa; bed nets to prevent malaria in infants); and
- Identify and study the determinants of disease (e.g., biological, behavioral, social, cultural, economic and political factors that directly or indirectly influence health).
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Funding from the Graduate School
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