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Epidemiology

"Epidemiologists: Qualified medical professionals who study the causes, incidence, and characteristic behavior of disease outbreaks or other health-related conditions and determine the interrelationships of hosts, agents, and environment related to the distribution and control of diseases." -- Definition from the NCBI MeSH Database
"Epidemiology:  Field of medicine concerned with the determination of causes, incidence, and characteristic behavior of disease outbreaks affecting human populations. It includes the interrelationships of host, agent, and environment as related to the distribution and control of disease." -- Definition from the NCBI MeSH Database.


Overview

Occupational Outlook Handbook

Epidemiologists

Epidemiology Organizations

Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologist
The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America

Glossaries

Epidemiology Glossary from the University of Washington – Glossary from the University of Washington’s Department of Medicine.



Epidemiology and Data

Epidemiology Respositories

Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR): An international consortium of over 750 academic institutions and research organizations, ICPSR maintains a data archive of more than 250,000 files of research in the socila and behavioral sciences. Specialized collections include data in health care, education, and behavior.

Epidemiology Data Standards/Policies

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA)
Office for Human Research Protections
Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)