Autumn 2023 STAT 22810-1

Course: STAT 22810=ENST 27400, HLTH 20910, PBHS 30910, PPHA 36410

Title: Epidemiology and Population Health

Instructor(s): Diane Lauderdale

Class Schedule: Sec 1: TR 3:30 PM-4:50 PM in BSLC 001

Description: Epidemiology is the basic science of public health. It is the study of how diseases are distributed across populations and how one designs population-based studies to learn about disease causes, with the object of identifying preventive strategies. Epidemiology is a quantitative field and draws on biostatistical methods. Historically, epidemiology's roots were in the investigation of infectious disease outbreaks and epidemics. Since the mid-twentieth century, the scope of epidemiologic investigations has expanded to a fuller range non-infectious diseases and health problems. This course will introduce classic studies, study designs and analytic methods, with a focus on global health problems.