|Department of Epidemiology|
The Department of Epidemiology comprises 24 primary and 42 secondary faculty members who are experts in the areas of epidemiologic methods, chronic and infectious diseases epidemiology, and pharmacoepidemiology. Most faculty members are actively pursuing research in their area of expertise. Such studies include the VA Normative Aging Study, Health Decline in Aged Caregivers, Framingham Heart Study, Investigating Breast Cancer and the Environment on Cape Cod, Long-term Follow-up of Individuals Exposed to Diethylstilbestrol, Modification of Tamoxifen Effectiveness by Gene Polymorphisms, Neurotoxic Effects of PCE Exposure During Gestation and Childhood, Internet-based Study of Time to Pregnancy, the Study of Natural History, Pathogenesis, Therapy and Prevention of Hepatitis C Disease, and Tuberculosis Clinical Trials and Epidemiologic Studies.
Epidemiology faculty members are also dedicated to excellent teaching and student advising. Department faculty members have received the Scotch Award for Teaching Excellence from BU School of Public Health and the Lillienfeld Teaching Award from the American Public Health Association, and have written popular textbooks in epidemiology.
Epidemiology faculty members are also committed to serving the community by advising local boards of health, the NIH and CDC. In addition, the Partners in Health and Housing Prevention Research Center collaborates with community members and partner organizations to advance the health of residents of public housing in Boston.