Lorraine Alexander




Lorraine Alexander, DrPH Clinical Associate Professor, and Director of Distance Education, Department of Epidemiology, Director Certificate in Field Epidemiology Program, Public Health Leadership Program, and Distance Learning Specialist, North Carolina Institute for Public Health in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health.

More info: http://sph.unc.edu/profiles/lorraine-alexander-drph/

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Often called “the cornerstone” of public health, epidemiology is the study of the distribution and determinants of diseases, health conditions, or events among populations and the application of that study to control health problems. By applying the concepts learned in this course to current public health problems and issues, students will understand the practice of epidemiology as it relates to real life and makes for a better appreciation of public health programs and policies. This course explores public health issues like cardiovascular and infectious diseases – both locally and globally – through the lens of epidemiology.

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