Director Statement

Epidemiology research has greatly contributed in the last 60 years to improving our knowledge in many areas of medicine, which in turn has entailed major changes in clinical and preventive practices. The observational nature of epidemiology makes it susceptible to bias and confounding, and research should be conducted according to the highest methodological standards. 

The Institute for Translational Epidemiology at Icahn School of Medicine, which I have the honor to direct, takes advantage of the extraordinary strengths of the medical center in both research and practice in clinical and preventive disciplines to foster the development of cutting-edge, multidisciplinary epidemiology research projects in the clinic, in the community, and in collaborating institutions across the world.