Podcast: Principles of Epidemiology

2/1/2012 12:00 AM

Epidemiologists study the distribution and determinants of disease in human populations; they also develop and test ways to prevent and control disease. The discipline covers the full range of disease occurrence, including genetic and environmental causes for both infectious and noninfectious diseases. Increasingly, epidemiologists view causation in the broadest sense, as extending from molecular factors at the one extreme, to social and cultural determinants at the other. Instructor, as shown in this podcast (click on "audio" box on podcast page) by Columbia's Dr. Lydia Zablotska.