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Department of Epidemiology

Research and Practice

At the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, we provide the highest quality education in epidemiology and advance the science of epidemiology through our focused research.

The Department of Epidemiology offers eight different tracks to customize our curriculum to your interests:

In addition to our extensive research, we put our findings to use through our epidemiological practice. From translating epidemiologic research findings into clinical medicine, to applying our findings to forming and evaluating public policy, the Department of Epidemiology is pioneering new ways to improve public health.

Explore Some of Our Current Projects for Each Track

Cancer Epidemiology

Faculty research efforts extend from studies of lifestyle and host factors associated with cancer risk and progression (e.g., tobacco use, diet, and obesity), to the broad area of the molecular epidemiology of cancer to the chemoprevention of cancer. Faculty have expertise in a range of cancers and exposures and lead studies both in the U.S. and internationally.

Reflecting the interdisciplinary nature of population-based cancer research, faculty in the Cancer Epidemiology Track collaborate closely with faculty within other departments of the school including Health Policy and Management, Environmental Health Sciences and International Health, faculty in other parts of Johns Hopkins University, as well as other universities.

Integral to the program is a close affiliation with the Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center.

There is also a close collaboration with the George W. Comstock Center for Public Health Research and Prevention located in Hagerstown, Maryland that provides students and faculty with community-based research opportunities for studies of chronic disease, etiology and prevention.

Cancer Journals

Cancer Links

Data/Sample Resources

Professional Organizations

Study Spotlight

Johns Hopkins COVID Long Study

Led by Priya Duggal, Bryan Lau, and Shruti Mehta, the Johns Hopkins COVID Long Study aims to better understand the long-term effects of COVID-19. It is open to people who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 or have experienced COVID-19 symptoms. Researchers are looking to recruit 25,000 participants.

Study Spotlight

Aging and Cognitive Health Evaluation in Elders (ACHIEVE) Study

The Aging and Cognitive Health Evaluation in Elders (ACHIEVE) study is a research study investigating two different treatments that may promote healthy aging and cognitive health in older adults. These treatments include a successful aging education program and a hearing loss program. Study participants will be randomly selected to either receive the successful aging education or the hearing program. Drs. Frank Lin and Josef Coresh co-lead this study.