Epidemiology is the study of the distribution and determinants of health and disease in populations. It is also the basic science underlying much of public health and preventive medicine. Clinical epidemiology extends the principles of epidemiology to the critical evaluation of diagnostic and therapeutic modalities in clinical practice. Clinical epidemiologists investigate the frequency, outcome, prognosis, etiology, treatment, prevention, diagnosis, costs, and policy implications of disease.
The Clinical Epidemiology Unit (CEU) in the Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics (CCEB) and the Epidemiology Division in the Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology (DBE) are actively involved in clinically-oriented epidemiologic teaching and research and has a large, diverse, active, self-supporting research program. CEU/Division faculty engage in a broad array of both clinic-based and community-based research projects. The CEU/Division is composed of clinical and non-clinical faculty, research staff, administrative and support staff, and students.
Clinical Epidemiology Unit/Division Key Personnel
- Stephen Kimmel, MD, MSCE, Director
- Sandra Barile, Executive Assistant, 215-746-8557, email@example.com
- Leigh Rosen Gantz, Administrative Director, 215-573-6167, firstname.lastname@example.org
Master of Science in Clinical Epidemiology (MSCE) degree program, a PhD in Epidemiology, and a combined MD/PhD degree program in Epidemiology.