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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. Read More

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The DBEI distinctively brings together expertise in biostatistics, epidemiology and informatics, to advance population-health science.

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March 2020

We believe that as many as one million Americans will need the support of ventilators —five times the number we have, writes critical care physician Meghan Brooks Lane-Fall, MD, MSHP, FCCM. However, there are at least three steps we can take to give everyone who falls victim to COVID-19 the best chance.

March 2020

On WITF public radio, Susan Ellenberg, PhD, commented about the pressure on current clinical trials for COVID-19 therapeutics. “It’s not so different from the way it was years ago, when I was at the NIH during the early days of the AIDS epidemic,” she says. Hear the segment starting at minute 23:50.

March 2020

President Trump has argued for widespread use of some promising drugs for COVID-19: “What have you got to lose?” Patients treated with drugs that haven’t been adequately studied have plenty to lose, writes Susan Ellenberg, PhD, in Slate.

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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

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