Definition of epidemiology
1 : a branch of medical science that deals with the incidence, distribution, and control of disease in a population
2 : the sum of the factors controlling the presence or absence of a disease or pathogen
epidemiologicallyplay \ˌe-pə-ˌdē-mē-ə-ˈlä-ji-k(ə-)lē, -ˌde-mē-\ adverb
epidemiologistplay \ˌe-pə-ˌdē-mē-ˈä-lə-jist, -ˌde-mē-\ noun
Recent Examples of epidemiology from the Web
Elena Andresen, who's 64 and holds a Ph.D. in epidemiology, will oversee the education policies of the schools of medicine, nursing, dentistry, pharmacy and public health.
Dr. Poeran, 34, is an assistant professor of epidemiology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in Manhattan.
Dr. Christina Mack, director of epidemiology for QuintilesIMS, which compiled the injury data for the N.F.L., fielded that question.
Rita Spinoza, chief of epidemiology for Metro Health, said Bexar County is seeing strands of both Flu A and B, which is also shown in the statewide influenza activity map created by the Texas Department of State Health Services.
The chairwoman is Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, a professor of medicine and of epidemiology and biostatistics at the University of California, San Francisco.
Each brand has different directions for frequency of application, but Dr. Ian Lipkin, an epidemiology professor at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, recommended doubling that use.
D., a professor of epidemiology and global health at George Mason University.
Last year, the Pentagon’s Defense Advanced Projects Research Agency, or DARPA, opened a biological technologies office to explore issues such as synthetic biology and epidemiology.
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Origin and Etymology of epidemiology
Late Latin epidemia + International Scientific Vocabulary -logy
First Known Use: 1850
EPIDEMIOLOGY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of epidemiology for English Language Learners
medical : the study of how disease spreads and can be controlled
Medical Definition of epidemiology
1: a branch of medical science that deals with the incidence, distribution, and control of disease in a population
2: the sum of the factors controlling the presence or absence of a disease or pathogen
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