Research

The Department of Epidemiology at Geisel School of Medicine and Dartmouth College is driven to excel in the discovery of disease etiology and progression. Our faculty rely on rigorously constructed hypothesis-driven clinical trials and population-based research and apply state-of-the-art and novel methods and technologies to advance the field of epidemiology and impact human health and disease.

At our core is a commitment to highly interdisciplinary research programs with a translational emphasis. Our faculty's expertise spans diverse areas in molecular-genetic epidemiology, epigenetics, nutritional and chemoprevention research, cancer etiology, environmental epidemiology, pharmacoepidemiology, women's and children's health, diseases of aging, global health, medical imaging, disease and screening registries, and epidemiologic methods.

In addition to our faculty's significant portfolio of investigator driven research awards, our commitment to interdisciplinary research is exemplified by leadership and participation in large multidisciplinary research Centers and programs not only at Geisel but throughout the wider Dartmouth academic community. These program and Centers are described below.

 

 

Children's Environmental Health and Disease Prevention Research Center
Jointly funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and the US Environmental Protection Agency, this multi-investigator, multi-institutional Program is focused on understanding the impact of the in utero environment on the health of children.

Center for Molecular Epidemiology
The Center for Molecular Epidemiology at Dartmouth is a Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) program, focused on transforming research capacity at Geisel by stimulating novel, high impact research by early career investigators using the tools of modern molecular epidemiology.

Toxic Metals Program Project 
A Superfund Research Program funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences which takes an interdisciplinary approach to investigate how arsenic and mercury in the environment affect the ecosystem and impact human health.

SYNERGY
Dartmouth's Clinical and Translational Science Institute supports translational research at all levels. Epidemiology faculty provide expertise and support through the Epidemiology Consulting Core and Bioregistry Resource.

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Center 
Our National Cancer Institute Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center includes a vibrant Cancer Epidemiology Research Program which includes researchers interested in cancer genomics, novel risk factors, and lifecourse epidemiology focused on cancer risk, prevention, and survival.

Center for Health Equity
Dartmouth’s Center for Health Equity focuses on increasing equitable access to high quality care and to the conditions that promote health. To achieve our vision, we engage students and faculty in interdisciplinary education, research, advocacy, and clinical opportunities, made possible by our strong relationships with domestic and international partners.