Epidemiology

The Epidemiology team in the Department of Population Health Sciences (PHS) pursues the reduction of disease in human populations through research, education, and service.

Epidemiology is a broad scientific discipline that examines the distribution of diseases across populations, ascertains the determinants of those diseases, and develops disease prevention strategies.

Who we are and what we do

With active recruitment to expand the breadth and scope of our Epidemiology research, the Epidemiology team is currently focused on cancer epidemiology, prevention, and survivorship through the following mechanisms:

  • Risk assessment and stratification
  • Biomarker discovery
  • Improvement of healthcare utilization, especially in vulnerable populations

Epidemiology faculty are involved in a number of research and developmental activities including:

  • Multi-institutional collaboration and consortium development
  • Utilization of existing electronic health record databases
  • Development of predictive algorithms
  • Exploration of the role of host-microbiome-environment interactions to conduct precision population health studies

Collaboration Guidelines and Policies

Contact Us

Amelie G. Ramirez, Dr.P.H.
Chair and Professor, Department of Population Health Sciences
Director, Institute for Health Promotion Research
ramirezag@uthscsa.edu
210-562-6500

Dimpy Shah, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Institute for Health Promotion Research
shahdp@uthscsa.edu
210-562-6503