Epidemiology, the original science of public health, studies the distribution of disease, health events and health-related behavior,with an emphasis on patterns of risk and prevention measures.

Biostatistics focuses on the development and applications of qualitative methods for collecting, summarizing and analyzing health-related data.

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CPH In the Media: July 2019 Roundup
CPH In the Media: July 2019 Roundup

UGA College of Public Health news and media mentions for the month of July 2019: Andrea Swartzendruber, assistant professor of epidemiology and biostatistics, was quoted by The Hill in a

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Dr. Christopher Whalen named Holbrook Distinguished Professor in Global Health
Dr. Christopher Whalen named Holbrook Distinguished Professor in Global Health

Dr. Christopher Whalen, a leading international researcher on HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis transmission in Africa, has been named to the Karen and Jim Holbrook Distinguished Professorship in Global Health. Karen Holbrook

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UGA study finds link between early-life exposure to famine and high cholesterol later in life
UGA study finds link between early-life exposure to famine and high cholesterol later in life

New research from the University of Georgia has revealed that early exposure to long periods of severe food deprivation can lead to high cholesterol later in life. The study, which

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