Department of Epidemiology
The Department of Epidemiology’s main tasks are to perform high-quality and internationally renowned research and teaching in the field of clinical epidemiology. The (clinical) epidemiology studies determine the occurrence of diseases or complications and provide methods for population-or patient-related research. The focus in Utrecht is diagnostic, etiological, prognostic and therapeutic research. The clinical relevance of the research and its applicability in daily practice is an important issue. The department management team consists of a chair, the education coordinator and the coordinators of the four research programs. These programs form the basis for the studies conducted by the UMC Utrecht Julius Center.
The Department of Epidemiology provides education at Bachelor and Master degree levels in Medicine, Summa and Biomedical Sciences. The goal is to teach students at different levels the basic principles and methods of (clinical) epidemiological research and evidence-based medicine. In addition, the Department of Epidemiology offers Master's in "Epidemiology" and "Epidemiology Postgraduate” within the Graduate School of Life Sciences of the University of Utrecht.
The UMC Utrecht Julius Center has organized its research into three disease-related research programs: Cardiovascular Diseases, Infectious Diseases and Cancer, and a fourth program, Methodology. Research within these four research programs is multidisciplinary. This means that these programs work closely together within the multiple disciplines of the UMC Utrecht Julius Center: Epidemiology, General Practice, Public Health, Medical Humanities (including Medical Ethics), Health Technology Assessment, Biostatistics and Dietetics.
The research staff of the Department of Epidemiology are all engaged in one of the research programs of the Julius Center:
Epidemiology can be reached through the secretariat: +31(0)88 75 593 59