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Epidemiology: Back to the Future


Olshan, Andrew F.; Diez-Roux, Ana V.; Hatch, Maureen; & Klebanoff, Mark A. (2019). Epidemiology: Back to the Future. American Journal of Epidemiology, 188(5), 814-817. PMCID: PMC6676944


In 2018, the Society for Epidemiologic Research and its partner journal, the American Journal of Epidemiology, assembled a working group to develop a set of papers devoted to the “future of epidemiology.” These 14 papers covered a wide range of topic areas and perspectives, from thoughts on our profession, teaching, and methods to critical areas of substantive research. The authors of those papers considered current challenges and future opportunities for research and education. In light of past commentaries, 4 papers also include reflections on the discipline at present and in the future.


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American Journal of Epidemiology


Olshan, Andrew F.
Diez-Roux, Ana V.
Hatch, Maureen
Klebanoff, Mark A.