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About the Department

Epidemiology is the study of factors that cause illness and impairment in human populations. It is the cornerstone of population health and clinical research, informing policy, prevention, disease treatment, and understanding of disease mechanisms. A central focus of epidemiology is to go beyond simple prediction to identifying risk factors likely to be causal, upon which interventions and mechanistic understanding can be reliably based.

The Department of Epidemiology and Population Health (E&PH) is Stanford’s academic and organizational home for such activities, offering expertise, research, and training on study design, data collection, analysis and proper interpretation of scientific evidence to improve human health in the clinic and in the field.

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In the Spotlight

A group of Stanford Medicine researchers and clinicians, including members of our department community, have penned a letter calling attention to the falsehoods and misrepresentations of science espoused by Scott Atlas, a neuroradiologist and senior fellow at the Hoover Institution. The letter was covered in stories by Stanford Daily and other major news outlets. 

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In the Spotlight

We have released a new E&PH Spotlight Story with Associate Professor, Lorene Nelson! Click on the link below to read about her current work on building a COVID-19 Public Health Data Ecosystem with Google Cloud. 

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Epidemiology Seminar Series

We hold weekly seminars featuring the research of internal and guest speakers working in the field of epidemiology every Tuesday from 1:30pm-2:50pm in Li Ka Shing Center LK120, unless otherwise noted on the program calendar.