Biostatistics & Epidemiology
The Department has an active, wide-ranging program of on-going research studies.
Current research in biostatistics includes clinical trials methodology, longitudinal data analysis, clinical and community health investigations in areas such as SLE, diabetes, oncology, hematology, and developmental disabilities in adults and children.
Current epidemiologic research includes studies of risk factors for cardiovascular diseases in American Indian populations, the association of exposures to environmental toxins and congenital hearing loss, and pesticide exposure and congenital urogenital malformations. Studies of the transmission dynamics of S. japonicum in the Philippines and T. solium neurocysticercosis in Africa are on-going. Several epidemiologic studies of interventions for smoking cessation, health disparities in minority populations and obesity prevention in school age children are also being conducted.