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

Epidemiology is science and is at the center of public health. It addresses the who, when, how, where, and why of disease in our communities.

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Sharon Ortiz-Garcia, District Epidemiologist
Fax: 276-638-3537

Zachary Foutz, COVID-19 Epidemiologist
Phone: 276-638-2311, Ext. 145
Fax: 276-638-3537