How do social factors, the environment, and demographics affect a person’s likelihood of developing a disease? Epidemiology is key in generating solutions to battle the world’s public health challenges, including answering these questions and creating interventions for preventative healthcare.
Epidemiology research can produce a lot of data— how that data is analyzed can be the key to creating impactful health interventions.
In the age of digital media, public health “news” is everywhere—how do we know it's accurate? Developing skills in critical evaluation can help us ensure the validity of epidemiologic data.
People + Health Information + Technology = Informatics for Public Health