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

CEU/Division Objectives and Strategies

Epidemiology Faculty

Epidemiology core faculty are actively engaged in research and training efforts.

Graduate Training Programs in Epidemiology

The CCEB/DBE offers a Master of Science in Clinical Epidemiology (MSCE) degree program, a PhD in Epidemiology, and a combined MD/PhD degree program in Epidemiology.

Biostatistics Analysis Center (BAC)

The Biostatistics Analysis Center (BAC) provides biostatistical programming support for collaborative research projects.

Biostatistics Epidemiology Center (BECC)

The Biostatistics and Epidemiology Consulting Center (BECC) provides study design and biostatistical consultation and advice to researchers within the health system on matters related to proposal development.

Clinical Research Computing Center (CRCU)

The Clinical Research Computing Center (CRCU) provides clinical data management and research computing support.
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