epidemiology

(noun) The study of disease and health, and their causes and distribution.

Examples:

  1. How work causes occupational diseases and impacts life expectancy.
  2. Investigating the source of cancer clusters.
  3. Researching socioeconomic indicators of alcoholism and .
  4. The global locations of deficiency disease caused by malnutrition.

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Usage Notes:

  • An (noun) epidemiologist studies (adjective) epidemiological or (adjective) epidemiologic information (adverb) epidemiologically.

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How to Cite the Definition of Epidemiology

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “epidemiology.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved December 14, 2018 (https://sociologydictionary.org/epidemiology/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

epidemiology. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/epidemiology/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “epidemiology.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed December 14, 2018. https://sociologydictionary.org/epidemiology/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“epidemiology.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 14 Dec. 2018. <https://sociologydictionary.org/epidemiology/>.