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Epidemiology is the study of the distribution, determinants and control of illness and impairment in human populations. It is the cornerstone of population health, and informs policy decisions and evidence-based medicine by identifying risk factors for disease and targets for treatment and  prevention. The Department of Epidemiology and Population Health (E&PH) provides the analytical foundation for research conducted at the Stanford School of Medicine, offering expertise, research, and training on collecting and interpreting the scientific evidence essential to improving human health. 

The scholars within E&PH conduct a wide variety of health-related research. Using both observational and experimental research methods our scholars uncover environmental, social, genetic and behavioral factors to aid in human disease diagnosis, treatment, and prevention. Further, the faculty train physician investigators in techniques of clinical research and are committed to advancing knowledge in epidemiology and population health through educational programs for undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate students. 

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We have released a new E&PH Spotlight Interview with Assistant Professor of Epidemiology & Population Health, Mike Baiocchi. In short videos, Dr. Baiocchi discusses his exciting work in cardiothoracic surgery and on gender violence and human trafficking. 

In the Spotlight

We have released a new E&PH Spotlight Interview with Spring 2020 graduates from our Epidemiology & Clinical Research PhD Program. Find out what they are currently working on and what message they would like to share with the E&PH academic community. 

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Access Spring 2021 Courses

  • EPI 202: R Fundamentals for Health Research (CHPR 202)
  • EPI 216: Analytical and Practical Issues in the Conduct of Clinical and Epidemiologic Research
  • EPI 220: Deploying and Evaluating Fair AI in Healthcare (BIOMEDIN 223)
  • EPI 229: Stanford CTSA Scholars Seminar
  • EPI 236: Epidemiology Research Seminar
  • EPI 251: Design and Conduct of Clinical Trials
  • EPI 253: Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention
  • EPI 258: Introduction to Probability and Statistics for Clinical Research
  • EPI 262: Intermediate Biostatistics: Regression, Prediction, Survival Analysis (STATS 262)
  • EPI 270: Big Data Methods for Behavioral, Social, and Population Health Research
  • EPI 292: Advanced Statistical Methods for Observational Studies (CHPR 266, EDUC 260B, STATS 266)