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The Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics has an exciting, rapidly growing research program in the areas of methods (including spatial statistics, infectious disease modeling, survival analysis), infectious disease epidemiology, methods for tuberculosis control, AIDS international training and research program, clinical, operational and health services research, clinical epidemiology and translational research, chronic diseases and cancer epidemiology/ prevention and control, medical screening, global health, food safety epidemiology, epidemiology of zoonoses in domestic animal-human interface, antimicrobial drug resistance of food borne pathogens, community-based research, occupational health, reproductive and developmental health, maternal and child health, environmental health, and health disparities. The department's research portfolio includes methodological issues in Biostatistics such as point process models for event history data, spatial epidemiology and statistics, environmental statistics, analysis of high dimensional massive data, bioinformatics, data mining, functional data analysis, multiple testing, survival analysis, joint modeling of survival and longitudinal data and covariate measurement error models.

The department also has a strong tradition of significant collaboration with public and private health agencies and institutions including strong collaborative ties with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Georgia Department of Public Health and its Regional District offices, the Archway Partnership Program, College of Veterinary Medicine- Population Sciences, The Biomedical and Health Sciences Institute and the Faculty of Infectious Disease, and the Center for Global Health.