Department of Epidemiology


Department Highlights


Separating Food Facts From Fiction

As a Nutritional Epidemiologist devoted to prevention, Dr. Karin Michels has spent much of her career studying how health can be optimized through a proper diet. “People think it all comes down to their genes, but there is so much we can control by not smoking or being overweight, eating right, and exercising at least moderately,” says Michels, professor and chair of the Fielding School’s Department of Epidemiology.


Bloomberg | Science Can’t Solve the Roundup Cancer Cases. Only a jury Can.

Sander Greenlandprofessor emeritus of epidemiology at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, was quoted in a Bloomberg opinion piece about a recent federal court case in which a jury decided that a popular weed killer was a substantial factor in causing someone to contract non-Hodgkins lymphoma.



California made it hard to avoid vaccinating kids. Medical waivers have tripled. Now what?

Dr. Robert Kim-Farley, professor-in-residence of epidemiology and community health sciences at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, was quoted in aCALmatters article about an increase in the number of medical waivers for vaccinations.