Message of the Chair

The epidemiology department focuses on the distribution and causes of disease in human populations and on developing and testing ways to prevent and control disease. The discipline is critical to disease prevention because it sheds light on why a particular disease originates, how it spreads, and its effective control.


Our mission is to perform high-quality research using epidemiological methods to answer questions about the construction of health, the handling of health resources, and the causes and outcomes of disease and promoting the translation of our research results into effective strategies for all levels of prevention.


Henrique Barros