Author: NB-IRDT Staff
Posted on 08 Apr 2021
When diseases like SARS-CoV-2 emerge, epidemiology is key to understanding and controlling the spread of infection. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, “epidemiology” has become a common term in the public realm, appearing in news articles and interviews worldwide. But what exactly is epidemiology? And what does this field of study entail?
Epidemiology is the study of how health is distributed in populations and what factors determine good and bad health. The goals of epidemiological investigations are to control disease and improve health and wellness. Most familiar to most people these days is the need to control and to develop an understanding of COVID-19 with the goal of controlling the spread of infection and improving health outcomes in those who are infected.
In this "Concepts In..." session you will be introduced to key concepts in epidemiology, including
Date: May 5, 2021
Time: 10 am-12pm
Instructor: Dr. Sandra Magalhaes