The focus of the department of (clinical) epidemiology is on the study of factors related to the occurrence of diseases or complications. The department also develops new methods for performing studies involving populations or patients. We perform diagnostic, prognostic, etiologic and therapeutic research, centering on the clinical relevance of research and the applicability in daily practice.
Our department conducts diagnostic, prognostic, etiological and therapeutic research. The focus is on three disease-related research programs: Cardiovascular Health, Infectious Diseases and Cancer. We also spend a lot of time and energy on the development of the methodology of research.
Our research is multidisciplinary and we work together with other departments of the Julius Center, divisions of UMC Utrecht, and other universities and research institutes in the Netherlands and abroad.