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The Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics offers public health training through Master of Science and doctoral degrees as well as a Dual Degree Program for academically motivated undergraduate students.

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A conversation about the ECHO/CHARM study

On a recent CHM Town Hall webinar Drs. Jean Kerver and Nigel Paneth talked about their work with the ECHO/CHARM study (ECHO - Environmental Influences on Child Health Outcomes & CHARM – Child Health Advances from Research with Mothers). 


Welcome new faculty member, Dr David Qiu 

Dr. Hongxiang (“David”) Qiu will be joining our department faculty as an assistant professor effective August 1st

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Study links cadmium levels in women’s urine to endometriosis

According to Dr Kristen Upson, assistant professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and senior author of the study,  women with a history of endometriosis had higher concentrations of cadmium in their urine compared to those without that diagnosis,



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Prenatal depression linked to gestational diabetes

ECHO researchers recently published a study including 5,822 participants from 16 ECHO cohorts across 13 U.S. states and Puerto Rico. Their goal was to assess the relationship between prenatal depression, gestational diabetes, and postpartum depression.