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Epidemiology

Tracks

The Bloomberg School's Department of Epidemiology offers nine different tracks.

Cancer Epidemiology

Kala Visvanathan, MD, Director

Offers a vibrant mix of didactic training, student-faculty discussions and research experience in cancer etiology, prevention and control. Three integrated training tracks are offered: cancer etiology and prevention, genetic epidemiology of cancer, and cancer control. Course offerings include "Etiologic and Preventive Aspects of Cancer" and "Methodologic Issues in Cancer Epidemiology."


Cardiovascular Disease and Clinical Epidemiology

Elizabeth Selvin, PhD, Director, Lawrence Appel MD, MPH, Co-Director and Josef Coresh, MD, PhD, Co-Director

Focuses on the use of epidemiologic methods in clinical research and practice as well as interdisciplinary training on the epidemiology of cardiovascular disease. The program integrates knowledge on all aspects of the disease: biology, behavior, treatment, and prevention. Training emphasizes a collaborative approach and active participation in research, which is enhanced by the close collaborative relationships between the Department of Epidemiology and clinical departments of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine at the Johns Hopkins Hospital.


Clinical Trials and Evidence Synthesis

Kay Dickersin, PhD, MA, Director

An interschool center devoted to the promotion of clinical trials as a method of evaluation of preventive and therapeutic approaches to health problems. Promotes the use of clinical trials as a method of evaluation and to facilitate research and teaching efforts in relation to the practice of clinical trials and other studies involving the evaluation of preventive and therapeutic approaches to health problems.


Environmental Epidemiology

Eliseo Guallar, MD, DrPH, MPH, Director

Concentrates on the epidemiology of diseases associated with industrial and other occupational exposures, as well as with environmentally induced illness in general. Studies are carried out in conjunction with industry and government and provide excellent opportunities for student research. Many collaborative efforts exist with the Department of Environmental Health Sciences.


Epidemiology of Aging

David Roth, PhD, Director

Focuses broadly on the determinants of health, disease and function in older adults. Offers multidisciplinary training in methods and theories needed for the study of older populations. Strong ties exist with several multi-departmental training grants and programs. This training program also is connected to numerous large research projects.


General Epidemiology and Methodology

Lisa P. Jacobson, ScD, MS, Director and Bryan Lau, PhD, MS, MHS, Co-Director

Offers research and training opportunities in almost all areas of chronic disease epidemiology, including cardiovascular diseases, cancer and diseases of childhood and includes advanced methodology training in epidemiologic methods as well as providing individualized or customized training in statistical epidemiology, pharmaco-epidemiology and social epidemiology.


Genetic Epidemiology

Priya Duggal, PhD, MPH, Director

Focuses on the study of genetic and environmental factors, and their interaction in disease and normal variation. Broadly based training, utilizing the combined staff and facilities of the Bloomberg School and the School of Medicine, and the faculty of Arts and Sciences, is available through the Department.


Infectious Disease Epidemiology

William Moss, MD, Director

Provides knowledge and background needed for teaching and investigating the epidemiology of infectious diseases. Emphasis is on the principles and methods that can be applied to infectious diseases caused by all classes of organisms in a variety of settings.