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Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Public Health

One step closer to a Hepatitis C vaccine

New research has confirmed that infection with one hepatitis C virus type does not protect against subsequent infection with different types of the virus, and that a prophylactic vaccine consisting of a cocktail of virus types might be the way forward.

Vancouver Summer Program: changing perspectives, training future practitioners

The Vancouver Summer Program wraps up this week, with 35 students from countries including China, South Korea and the Philippines, due to head home after an introduction to population and public health

Student Research: Investigating Canadians’ abilities to access cancer screening

School of Population and Public Health (SPPH) research is looking at how cancer screening rates differ across Canadian provinces to identify potential barriers to accessing these services.

Celebrating Health Research: Sharing SPPH stories

Share your research in the Celebrating Health Research storybook compiled by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research! Professor Carolyn Gotay speaks about advocating for “hands on” approaches to cancer prevention.

Epidemiology is the study of disease patterns and causes in a population.

Biostatistics is a branch of statistics that applies statistical methods to biological and health research.

Public health practice involves efforts to improve the health of individuals and populations through research, teaching, policy development, and provision of public health services.

The Division of Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Public Health Practice integrates these three core disciplines associated with public and population health.

This multidisciplinary Division is one of the pillars of the School of Population and Public Health and shares the School’s vision, goals and values. Members of the Division include full-time academic researchers and teachers as well as clinical and adjunct faculty.

Our faculty are involved in leading-edge research, knowledge translation, and public health practice, and teach a wide range of courses, from statistics to epidemiological methods to principles of epidemiological thinking. Our members are affiliated with a variety of research centres, institutes, hospitals, and public health agencies in British Columbia, where they conduct their research, provide practical training for our students and residents, or work as clinicians, statisticians, epidemiologists, policy developers, or public health service providers.



Clinical Public Health Practice

Epidemiology and Biostatistics


Division Head:
Amee Manges (Interim)