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About the Department

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. 

Abby King awarded Roland Volunteer Service Prize

March 2, 2022. Abby C. King, professor and vice chair for academic affairs of epidemiology and population health and professor of medicine at the Stanford University School of Medicine, is the 2022 Miriam Aaron Roland Volunteer Service Prize recipient. The award recognizes Stanford faculty who engage students in integrating academic scholarship with significant volunteer service to society.

In the Spotlight

We released a February 2022 edition of the E&PH News Bulletin, featuring a Spotlight Interview with Mathew Kiang, the latest Awards & Achievements honoring our community members, Research News & Media Mentions, and Upcoming Events. 

Access the current issue here 

Access Spring 2022 Courses

  • 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