The Division of Clinical Epidemiology has two roles: division faculty are charged with teaching medical students and residents about evidence-based medicine and research design and interpretation; faculty also participate in research at MMRFs Berman Center for Outcomes and Clinical Research.
Researchers at both the Berman Center and the Division of Epidemiology evaluate treatments for common, chronic, and costly medical conditions. Working with federal programs, pharmaceutical companies, managed-care facilities, and other research organizations, the Berman Center evaluates treatments for conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, and womens-health issues, including breast cancer, osteoporosis, and hormone-replacement therapy. The Berman Center also evaluates effectiveness of treatments in alternative and complementary medicine, such as acupuncture and herbal treatments.
Clinical Epidemiology Services
- Clinical research
- Primary Prevention Community Health Course for medical students
- Exchange program with University of Galway Medical School in Ireland
- Ongoing HCMC core curriculum for medical students and residents
- Elective rotations for medical students and residents
- Consultation on design and analysis of research projects for residents, fellows, and faculty
- Board-review lectures for residents
- Complementary-and-alternative-medicine training for graduate students