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Department of Epidemiology


The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Department of Epidemiology is an internationally renowned academic center focused on educating future epidemiologists and generating fundamental and transformative knowledge to improve public health.

Our scholarship is grounded in biological, social and methodological frameworks to identify the causes of disease and targets for intervention to prevent or mitigate disease. We investigate major scientific and public health problems that threaten the well-being of individuals and populations with creativity, rigorous methods, and collaboration.  We develop, evaluate and scale domestic and global interventions with the ultimate goals of improving physical and mental health, reducing disability, and preventing premature death. The Department supports a diverse and inclusive community, drawn from across the globe and spanning the breadth of human experience, and provides unparalleled training in the competencies, practice, and translation of epidemiology.

Goals of the Department

  • Provide the highest quality education in epidemiology and thus prepare the next generation of epidemiologists
  • Advance the science of epidemiology by developing new methods and applications
  • Use epidemiologic methods to investigate the etiology of disease in human populations
  • Use epidemiologic methods to evaluate health care delivery, prevention and health promotion programs
  • Develop methodology for translating epidemiologic research findings into clinical medicine
  • Develop approaches for applying the findings of epidemiologic research in the formulation of public policy and to participate in formulating and evaluating the effects of such policy