Pursue a Career in Epidemiology

Put simply, epidemiology is the study of how disease affects the human population. Epidemiologists look at data on a macro scale and then evaluate it, create a plan, and assess solutions to help minimize the impact of diseases. They work to prevent illness, decrease how far it spreads and help relieve affected populations. 

[Event] #ClimateChangesHealth: The Roles We Play

Join GW’s Milken Institute School of Public Health and the American Public Health Association (APHA) for a panel discussing the intersection of climate change and public health on Thursday, April 6 at 10 a.m. EDT.

Producing Prevention: The Complex Development of Vaccines

Determining how vaccines can be used for existing and emerging health threats — both in the United States and internationally — and understanding the inherent challenges of that learning process is crucial for the next generation of public health professionals.

15 Terms to Know in Health Communication

The need for effective health communication is growing. Today, both public and private institutions are using the internet and other technologies to speed the delivery of health information. However, for people with limited reading or technical skills, this can pose a challenge. That’s why it’s so important for public health professionals to become well versed in the creation and delivery of consumer health communications

Hazard Zone: The Impact of Climate Change on Occupational Health

Global climate change has the potential to affect human health in two significant ways: by changing the severity and frequency of health issues already affected by climate factors, and by creating unprecedented health threats in places where they have not previously occurred.

Public Health Terms in Perspective

GW Public Health Online has created a series of comparative illustrations to help explain the differences between several commonly conflated public health concepts. Help us demystify these terms and promote better public health education by sharing on social media.