Clinical Research Glossary

epidemiologist epidemiologist


A person who studies where, why, how often, and to what populations health concerns and diseases happen.

Example of epidemiologist in a sentence

An epidemiologist analyzes data to look for patterns and causes of diseases or other health conditions in large groups of people.

More Info

Some studies include epidemiologists because they help search for the cause of a disease and identify who might be at risk.

Epidemiologists also help figure out how to control or stop the spread of a disease.

Other info to think about when joining a study

An epidemiologist tends to look at population health rather than individual health. If you learn that an epidpemiologist is a member of the study team, this means there is someone looking at how the disease or condition being studied affects large groups of people.

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