Exam 1 notes
Epidemiology: Study of distribution and determinants of health related states and events in populations
and the application of this study to control health problems
"What patients have my disease?"
Epidemic: The occurrence in a comm
Rate - velocity at one time
Cumulative amount of population affected over a period of time.
Field epi is the application of epidemiological methods in non-clinical and non-academic settings respond
to unexpected health problems.
Conducted in rea
The occurrence in a community or region of cases of an illness, specific health-related behavior
or other health related events
Exams: Only things examined in class
Find the causes or determinants of disease
Just have to know slides for exam.
What do we mean by cause?
For smoking, many criteria for causal inference have been met. Its a very strong link, and has been
shown time and time again. Smoke first, then lung cancer (temporality), Biologic gra
Human population, assign some to treatment group and others to comparison group. Ideally assigned at
random. Time passes and then we see who has the disease in treatment vs control group.
=> Good counter factual
Exchangeable and counterfactual a
Lecture 2 + 3
Millenium Development Goals replaced by broad global governance.
Multifactorial set of causes that precede incidents of risk factors.
Prevalence of risk is the proportion of the population exposed to a particular risk.
The relative risk is t