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A list of Citizendium articles, and planned articles, about Epidemiology.
See also changes related to Epidemiology, or pages that link to Epidemiology or to this page or whose text contains "Epidemiology".

Parent topics

  • Biology [r]: The science of life — of complex, self-organizing, information-processing systems living in the past, present or future. [e]
  • Epidemy [r]: Add brief definition or description
  • Medicine [r]: The study of health and disease of the human body. [e]
  • Health [r]: The default state of an organism under optimal conditions, a state characterized by the absence of disease and by the slowest natural rate of senescing. [e]
  • Population [r]: Collection of inter-breeding organisms of a particular species, in a specifically defined area considered as a whole. [e]
  • Society [r]: Please do not use this term in your topic list, because there is no single article for it. Please substitute a more precise term. See Society (disambiguation) for a list of available, more precise, topics. Please add a new usage if needed.
  • Demography [r]: The study of the change in the size, density, distribution and composition of human populations over time. [e]
  • Health [r]: The default state of an organism under optimal conditions, a state characterized by the absence of disease and by the slowest natural rate of senescing. [e]


  • Epidemic [r]: Sudden increase in the incidence of a disease [e]
  • Pandemic [r]: Add brief definition or description
  • Vector (epidemiology) [r]: The means by which a cause of morbidity or mortality propagates, such as insects, contaminated water, etc. [e]
  • Etiology [r]: Study of causation, or origination, usually applied in medicine to the causes of disease. [e]
  • Germ theory of disease [r]: A theory that proposes that microorganisms are the cause of many diseases. [e]
  • Case-control study [r]: Research into the risk factors of people with a disease, compared with those without a disease. [e]
  • Cross-sectional study [r]: Studies in which the presence or absence of disease or other health-related variables are determined in each member of the study population or in a representative sample at one particular time. This contrasts with longitudinal studies which are followed over a period of time. [e]
  • Centers for Disease Control [r]: A major center of epidemiologic research and clinical support in epidemics, considered a world resource although part of the United States Public Health Service, located in Atlanta, Georgia, USA [e]
  • Absolute risk reduction [r]: Decrease in risk of a given activity or treatment in relation to a control activity or treatment. [e]
  • Morbidity [r]: The rate of illness with a common cause, in a specified population, over a specified period of time [e]
  • Prevalence [r]: The total number of cases of a given disease in a specified population at a designated time. It is differentiated from incidence, which refers to the number of new cases in the population at a given time. [e]

Other related topics

  • Applied social sciences [r]: Applied social sciences are those social science disciplines, professions and occupations which seek to use basic social science research and theory to improve the daily life of communities, organizations and persons. [e]
  • John Snow (physician) [r]: (1813 – 1858) British physician who is considered to be one of the founders of epidemiology for his work identifying the source of a cholera outbreak in 1854; also one of the pioneers of anaesthesia and medical hygiene. [e]
  • Disease [r]: A condition of the body in which one or more of its components fail to operate properly, resulting in disability, pain or other forms of suffering, or behavioral aberrations. [e]
  • Evidence-based medicine [r]: The conscientious, explicit and judicious use of current best evidence in making decisions about the care of individual patients. [e]
  • Evolution of the human diet [r]: Factors in the development of the human diet in history. [e]
  • Florence Nightingale [r]: British nursing pioneer (12 May 1820 – 13 August 1910). [e]
  • Geography [r]: Study of the surface of the Earth and the activities of humanity upon it. [e]
  • Human geography [r]: The branch of geography that focuses on the systematic study of patterns and processes that shape human interaction with the environment. [e]
  • Immunology [r]: The study of all aspects of the immune system in all animals. [e]
  • Infectious disease [r]: In broad terms, diseases caused by living organisms; also a subspecialty of internal medicine concerned with the treatment of such diseases [e]
  • Janet Napolitano [r]: United States Secretary of Homeland Security in the Obama Administration; former Governor of Arizona [e]
  • Logistic regression [r]: Method of predicting the probability of occurrence of an event by fitting data to a logistic curve. [e]
  • Medical intelligence [r]: Techniques involved in determining the public health of a country, so the physical characteristics of leaders and workers are understood, as well as local hazards to foreigners entering the country or regions of it [e]
  • Microbiology [r]: The study of microorganisms (overlapping with areas of virology, bacteriology, mycology, and parasitology). [e]
  • Overdiagnosis [r]: Asymptomatic false positive result of the application of diagnostic criteria that would not have given symptoms during the lifetime of a patient. [e]
  • Pandemy [r]: Add brief definition or description
  • Pathogen [r]: The organism that causes an infectious disease [e]
  • Pathology [r]: The medical specialty that is expert in the use of laboratory methods to support clinicians in diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis [e]
  • Preventive medicine [r]: A medical specialty concerned with recognizing and reducing health hazards to populations and individuals, with specialties that include the emergency recognition of infectious or environmental hazards, and the treatment of adverse effects of high (undersea) and low (aerospace) medicine, social behavior (e.g., drug abuse) and poisoning [e]
  • Public health [r]: Branch of medicine concerned with the prevention and control of disease and disability, and the promotion of physical and mental health of the population on the international, national, state, or municipal level [e]
  • Relative risk ratio [r]: Proportion of diseased people amongst those exposed to the relevant risk factor divided by the proportion of diseased people amongst those not exposed to the risk factor. [e]
  • Relative risk reduction [r]: Epidemiological measure calculated by dividing the absolute risk reduction by the control event rate. [e]
  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services [r]: The primary cabinet-level department of the United States, concerned with health affairs [e]
  • U.S. intelligence and global health [r]: Analysis by the United States intelligence community, in conjunction with more general health organizations, relating to issues of human survival from health-related issues [e]
  • World Health Organization [r]: United Nations' agency for health, focussing on the control and prevention of diseases, and the support for international health programs. [e]