epidemiology {ep´ï-de´me-ol´o-je} 1. the study of the relationships of the various factors determining the frequency and distribution of diseases in human communities. 2. the field of medicine concerned with the determination of the specific causes of localized outbreaks of infection, such as hepatitis, of toxic disorders, such as lead poisoning, or any other disease of recognized etiology. — Dorland’s Medical Dictionary

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Lilian Peake, MD, MPH, State Epidemiologist
Director, Office of Epidemiology
109 Governor Street, 6th Floor East
Richmond, VA 23219
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