About the Department

Eva Schernhammer

The mission of the Department of Epidemiology is to improve the public’s health by training epidemiologists and by advancing knowledge concerning the causes and prevention of disease and the promotion of health.

Our department has a tradition of excellent teaching and innovative, interest-driven research in the epidemiology of cancer, cardiovascular disease, and other chronic diseases, as well as in epidemiologic methodology. The department is young, dynamic, international, and collaborative, and continuously refocuses on a strong commitment to empower policy makers and individuals in making positive changes in the world of Public Health.

The goals of the Department of Epidemiology are to provide the highest quality education in epidemiology and train the next generation of epidemiologists, use epidemiological methods to investigate the etiology of diseases in human populations, translate epidemiologic research findings into clinical medicine, and develop approaches for applying the findings of epidemiologic research in the formulation of public policy. 

Eva Schernhammer, MD, DrPH, MPH, MSc
Professor of Epidemiology
Head of Department of Epidemiology


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