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Message from the Chair

Message from the Chair

To understand health and disease today, we need new thinking and novel methods—the kind we can create only when scientific disciplines work together. That is why this department has put forward a bold vision in population science: a single academic home for biostatistics, epidemiology and informatics.

The faculty members of our Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Informatics Divisions discover, implement and disseminate novel methods in the three disciplines; the Epidemiology Division also embraces a broad array of clinical specialties. We are one of the nation’s only school-of-medicine departments that span such breadth. And we are the largest basic-science department within the highly rated Perelman School of Medicine (PSOM).

The recent addition of informatics speaks to our current moment. Managing disease is now the concern of a global community. New tools uncover detailed knowledge about the complete set of genomic and cellular processes, while electronic health records offer us ever richer, more complex and more accessible data. And the ways we can analyze this new information have grown explosively.  

Our faculty members teach cutting-edge epidemiology <link to DBEI→edu→epi>, biostatistics <link to DBEI→edu→biostats>and informatics <link to DBEI→edu→informatics> courses as part of various PSOM offerings. Some teach in the leading Masters of Science in Clinical Epidemiology program <link> offered by the Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics <external link: to CCEB home page>.  They also engage in collaborative research with investigators from other basic-science and clinical departments all across the PSOM—a relationship that, in turn, affords us various perspectives as we study population health.

ADD? I invite you to explore the ideas we put forward on this site; please let me know what you think. <link to: email address associated w/dept?>.

Harold I. Feldman, M.D., M.S.C.E
Chair, Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology (DBE)
Director, Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics (CCEB)

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