Clinical Epidemiology is the application of principles of epidemiology to clinical medicine. While classical epidemiology is the study of the distribution and determinants of diseases in populations, clinical epidemiology is the application of the principles and methods of epidemiology to conduct, appraise or apply clinical research studies focusing on prevention, diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment of disease. Clinical Epidemiology is the basic science of Evidence-based Medicine.
The Division of Clinical Epidemiology (DCE) was founded in 2001, succeeding a successful program in clinical epidemiology that began in 1984.
Research interests of primary appointment DCE faculty include cost effectiveness, healthcare financing, HIV and reproductive health (Dr. Kahn); application of clinical epidemiology to emergency medicine (Dr. Kohn); infectious diseases and international health (Dr. Martin); prediction and prevention of cardiovascular disease (Dr. Pletcher), and evidence-based pediatrics, particularly newborn care (Dr. Newman).
In addition, more than 40 affiliated faculty from diverse departments at UCSF, the Kaiser Permanente Division of Research, and other neighboring institutions carry out a wide variety of clinical research projects using clinical epidemiology methods.
The Division of Clinical Epidemiology is the home of the Training in Clinical Research (TICR) program, led by Dr. Jeff Martin. The TICR program offers more than 50 courses in biostatistics, epidemiology, and evidence-based medicine as well as mentoring in clinical research, leading to 1-year certificates and 2-year masters degrees in clinical research. DCE faculty also provide leadership and consultation and in the Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI).
|Michael A. Kohn, MD, MPP||Associate Professor|
|Jeffrey N. Martin, MD, MPH||Professor and Division Head|
|Mark Pletcher, MD, MPH||Professor|
|Christian Apfel, MD||Associate Professor|
|Andrew L. Avins, MD, MPH||Professor|
|Harold V. Barron, MD||Associate Professor|
|Mary Stanley Beattie, MD, MAS||Associate Professor|
|Warren Browner, MD, MPH||Professor|
|Michael Cabana, MD, MPH||Professor|
|Glenn Chertow, MD, MPH||Professor|
|Richard Chin, MD||Associate Professor|
|Alan Go, MD||Associate Professor|
|Richard Grant, MD, MPH||Associate Professor|
|Michael Martin, MD, MPH, MBA||Assistant Professor|
|Michael J. Silverberg, Phd, MPH||Associate Professor|
|Lee Zane, MD, MAS||Assistant Professor|
|Steven B. Hulley, MD||Professor (Emeritus)|
|Thomas Newman, MD, MPH||Professor (Emeritus)|
|Joel Simon, MD, MPH||Professor (Emeritus)|