Epidemiology is the study of health and diseases in populations. Successful public health interventions require a detailed understanding of how health and wellbeing are affected by biological factors, and by determinants not amenable to laboratory-based research methods such as socio-cultural factors, environmental conditions, or the interaction between genetic conditions and life styles. EPH scientists apply epidemiological methods to a range of topics, such as drug testing (clinical epidemiology), understanding the role of molecular pathways (molecular epidemiology), or unravelling the health relevance of ecology and the environment (environmental epidemiology). All capitalise on the essence of epidemiological science: to conduct research under real life conditions. EPH, thus, relies heavily on the willingness of people to participate in research

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All EPH units have broad expertise on this topic.