The DBEI distinctively brings together expertise in biostatistics, epidemiology and informatics, to advance population-health science.
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A less-than-robust testing and reporting system could skew our understanding of our COVID-19 infections rates. “It’s going to look like your cases are coming down when they’re not,” commented Jeffrey Morris, PhD.
White House influence on the vaccine approval process “is not something we ever had to think about before,” says Susan Ellenberg, PhD. Though there are some valid concerns, she adds, “I’m hopeful that the process will play out in a way that’s driven by the science … this is a story for the ages.”
Nwamaka Eneanya, MD, MPH, says that factoring in a patient’s race can exacerbate health disparities in kidney disease. She advised Black patients to ask, If I am unable to receive certain specialty referrals or treatments, are there alternative measurements of kidney function that can be used that do not include race?
To understand health and disease today, we need new thinking and novel science —the kind we create when multiple disciplines work together from the ground up. That is why this department has put forward a bold vision in population-health science: a single academic home for biostatistics, epidemiology and informatics. MORE