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Epidemiologist

Investigate and describe the determinants and distribution of disease, disability, or health outcomes. May develop the means for prevention and control.


Epidemiologist

Duties of an Epidemiologist

While the duties of epidemiologists may vary depending on their employer, in general, organizations expect them to do the following:

  • Collect and analyze data to find the origin of known or unknown pathogens via observation-based study, including interviews, surveys, blood and other bodily fluid samples.
  • Relay these findings to other medical professionals, including primary care physicians, typically in a hospital or laboratory setting.
  • Seek ways to improve public health outcomes among both large and small groups.
  • Develop public health awareness programs that teach individuals how to be proactive against wellness threats.
  • Direct and supervise other medical personnel involved in observation-based examination and data collection.

Specializations

Due to the broad spectrum of issues facing public health professionals and epidemiologists, many choose to focus their efforts toward a single public health issue. Common issues epidemiologist choose to specialize in include:

  • Infectious diseases
  • Chronic diseases
  • Maternal and child health
  • Public health preparedness and emergency response
  • Environmental health
  • Injury
  • Occupational health
  • Oral health
  • Substance abuse
  • Mental health

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