School of Public Health

Epidemiology is the study of the frequency, distribution, and determinants of disease in human populations. The mission of the Department is to provide rigorous training in the fundamentals and practice of epidemiology, to contribute to the understanding of the etiology and prevention of disease, and to improve the health of the public through excellence in research.

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Mild cognitive impairment in Parkinson's disease versus Alzheimer's disease

This study provides further evidence that Parkinson's disease (PD-MCI) is clinically distinct from Alzheimer's Disea

Replacing American snacks with tree nuts increases consumption of key nutrients among US children and adults: results of an NHANES modeling study

Replacing typical American snacks with tree nuts may be an effective way to improve diet quality and compliance with


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Dr. Michael Chung checks vitals of study participant while Sharon Greene asks questions to evaluate the study