The Division of Epidemiology is committed to translational research and training of next-generation scientists. In collaboration with the Institute for Medicine and Public Health and investigators in departments across the Medical Center, division faculty conduct epidemiologic research as part of a dedicated research center, the Vanderbilt Epidemiology Center. Key research areas include:
- Cancer epidemiology
- Cardiometabolic disease
- Molecular and genomic epidemiology
- Other chronic disease epidemiology
- Infectious disease and global health
- Occupational and environmental epidemiology
- Nutritional epidemiology
- Pharmacological epidemiology
- Reproductive epidemiology
- Psychological and behavioral epidemiology
- Health disparities and health equity
This is a large cohort study designed to examine environmental exposures in relation to risks for cancer and other diseases. The Southern Environmental Health Study (SEHS) aims to address previous research gaps by using an exposome approach to comprehensively assess thousands of chemical and other exposures, and by including populations vulnerable to health and other disparities.
High-impact research publications
Faculty in the Division of Epidemiology consistently publish in high-impact journals, including Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention and the International Journal of Epidemiology. Discover the latest publications by faculty here.