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Often called ‘disease detectives,’ epidemiologists search for the causes of disease and injury. They identify people who are at risk, and determine how to control or stop the spread of disease and prevent recurrence of illness and injury.1 Through research, community education and health policy,...

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It’s late in 2020, and the world needs good news regarding the study of disease. Fortunately, there’s plenty of it—in relation to COVID-19, cancer, Alzheimer’s Disease, and an array of other threats to health and longevity.

Read on for a sampling of emerging innovations in the study of disease.

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Some call it a science and some say it’s more like journalism. Its practitioners have backgrounds in diverse areas. They work in offices and labs, on college campuses, in community health centers and all over the world. It’s a term we encounter a lot in the news lately, but exactly what is epidemi...

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You have many compelling reasons to become an epidemiologist—a public health professional who investigates patterns and causes of disease and injury in humans1 and, as such, helps the world heal. Employment in this field is projected to grow five percent (faster than the average for all occupa...

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In less than a second, a Google search of the phrase ‘master’s in public health salary’ yields 220 million results. The field holds great variety and career potential. You’ll find researchers and other public health professionals in universities and colleges, government agencies, city and state he...

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Although they don’t receive as much attention as rising healthcare premiums or drug breakthroughs tend to, public health concerns that affect communities at large are among the biggest challenges on the nation’s healthcare landscape.

Public health professionals in the United States are working...

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We talk a lot today about public health policy issues on a global stage. The term ‘global health’ first appeared in scientific literature in the 1940s,1 and was used as a foundation for the creation of the World Health Organization in 1948.2 However, as a matter of public policy, it wasn’t dis...

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Public health is one of the most diverse fields in healthcare practice, and the public health industry is expanding and changing at a rapid rate.1 To break into this competitive field, strong qualifications, such as a Master of Public Health (MPH), are essential, and a winning public health pe...

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Between 1800 and 2001, the human lifespan in the Americas doubled.1 This can be attributed to several factors, including a higher standard of living, more comprehensive nutrition, economic development, and expansive biomedical research.2 Our innovations to preserve life and health have come a...

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Public health is defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as “the science of protecting and improving the health of people and their communities.”1 Though COVID-19 is a crisis currently enveloping the globe, there are other public health issues that professionals around the worl...

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