What is epidemiology?

Live Science | Mar 25, 2020 at 7:37 PM
  • Epidemiology is the study of the emergence, distribution and control of disease, disability and death among groups of people.
  • The field of epidemiology combines the sciences of biology, clinical medicine, sociology, mathematics and ecology to understand patterns of health problems and improve human health across the globe.
  • Epidemiologists use statistics, mathematical and biological models and scientific knowledge to determine appropriate public health measures to control and prevent health problems.