Division of Epidemiology and Community Health

The Division of Epidemiology and Community Health (EpiCH) conducts observational and environmental research in populations regarding disease prevention and health promotion. Our training programs are designed to prepare the next generation of researchers and practitioners in the field. For over 70 years, EpiCH has led regional, national, and international studies of the distribution, causes, and prevention of major diseases. Our faculty is a multidisciplinary blending of epidemiologists, behavioral scientists, clinical researchers and scientists, and public health policy researchers.  But this diverse group of faculty is bound by our passion and belief that by studying populations both clinically and within the community, we can not only understand the underpinnings of diseases, disorders and injuries, but also reduce the incidence and prevalence, and evaluate the effectiveness of public health prevention and promotion oriented programs.   

Focus: 
Disaster Relief
Health
Immigration
International/Globalization
Poverty (including hunger)
Public Policy
Keywords: 
public health
community engagement
Cultural diversity
Campus and College: 
Twin Cities
Public Health
Geographic Scope: 
Local
State
National
International
Type of Engagement: 
Public Service or Outreach
Research