Epidemiology is the science that studies the patterns, associations, and effects of health and disease conditions in the population. This is the cornerstone of our public health endeavor.
It informs policy decisions and evidence based medical practice by identifying by identifying risk factors for disease or injury and targets for the promotion of preventive health service.
Our Epidemiology Unit helps with study designs, data collection, statistical analysis of data, and interpretation and dissemination of results (including but not limited to peer review and systematic review.
This unit helps to develop methods used in Clinical Research, Public Health Studies, and, to some degree, basic reseain the biological sciences.
Our major areas of epidemiological work include disease etiology, transmission, outbreak investigation, disease surveillance and screening, biological monitoring, and comparisons of treatment effects such as in Randomized Controlled Trials.
Our teams of epidemiologists rely on other scientific disciplines like biology and entomology to better understand disease processes, statistic to make efficient use of the data and draw appropriate conclusions, social sciences to understand proximal and distal causes better, and engineering for exposure assessment.
Download community diagnosis survey tool here.
Download a Basic Statistic Toolkit here
Download Steps in Outbreak Investigation