Investigate and describe the determinants and distribution of disease, disability, or health outcomes. May develop the means for prevention and control.
Other Job Titles Epidemiologists May Have
Chronic Disease Epidemiologist, Communicable Disease Specialist, Environmental Epidemiologist, Epidemiologist, Epidemiology Investigator, Infection Control Practitioner (ICP), Nurse Epidemiologist, Public Health Epidemiologist, Research Epidemiologist, State Epidemiologist
Tasks & Responsibilities May Include
Oversee public health programs, including statistical analysis, health care planning, surveillance systems, and public health improvement.
Plan and direct studies to investigate human or animal disease, preventive methods, and treatments for disease.
Provide expertise in the design, management and evaluation of study protocols and health status questionnaires, sample selection, and analysis.
Monitor and report incidents of infectious diseases to local and state health agencies.
Investigate diseases or parasites to determine cause and risk factors, progress, life cycle, or mode of transmission.
Level of Education Attained by Epidemiologists
Most common level of education among people in this career: Doctoral or professional degree (49%)
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