The PhD is a research degree; it indicates the highest attainable level of scholarship, and a commitment to a research career. The PhD does not represent merely the accumulation of course credits, but rather the development and completion of a well-designed and conscientious program of scientific investigation that makes a unique contribution to the field of epidemiology.
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Dr. Brown is a biostatistician and Associate Professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health. He is also the Director of the Biostatistics Unit in the V.A. Capitol Healthcare Network MIRECC (Mental Illness, Research, Education and Clinical Center).
Epidemiology is the scientific discipline primarily concerned with identifying the distribution and causes of disease in populations. It encompasses a rich methodology including observational and experimental study designs, statistical methods, an understanding of pathogens, environmental and behavioral risk factors, and human biology.
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Heidi E. Brown, PhD, MPH, has a research focus on understanding vector-borne and zoonotic disease transmission dynamics as a means of improving disease control.She works to identify human disease risk through modeling vector, host and pathogen distributions. Current research areas include vector-borne and zoonotic diseases, spatial epidemiology, and climate change.
Postdoctoral Scholar-Fellow University of Washington School of Public Health Department of Epidemiology.
Shayla Nolen, MPH PhD Student of Epidemiology at Brown University School of Public Health Providence, Rhode Island 144 connections.