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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Firearm Injury After Gun Shows: Evidence to Gauge the Potential Impact of Regulatory Interventions

The recent mass shooting in Las Vegas, Nevada, was a painful reminder that injuries and deaths resulting from access

Association analysis identifies 65 new breast cancer risk loci

Breast cancer risk is influenced by rare coding variants in susceptibility genes, such as BRCA1, and many common, mo

Identification of ten variants associated with risk of estrogen-receptor-negative breast cancer

GWAS have identified 107 SNPs that are independently associated with breast cancer risk.


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