Areas of Scholarship and Research

The Department of Epidemiology has faculty conducting research in the following areas:



Cardiometabolic disease


Global Health

Health Disparities

Infectious Disease




Perinatal & Reproductive


Quantitative methods

Social determinants of health

Women's health

Affiliated Research Centers

Recent Publications

The A1C Blood Sugar Test May Be Less Accurate In African-Americans, research by Phd student Beth Lacy

The Hidden Risks of Eating Disorders in Guys, interview by Alison Field

Diet quality low but steadily improving among U.S. kids by Xiao Gu

Early-life exposure to EDCs: role in childhood obesity and neurodevelopment by Joseph Braun

Leisure Time Physical Activity and Cardio-Metabolic Health: Results
From the Brazilian Longitudinal Study of Adult Health (ELSA-Brasil)
by Dr. Simin Liu and PhD student Xiaochen Lin. 

Cocoa Flavanol Intake and Biomarkers for
Cardiometabolic Health: A Systematic Review
and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled
by Dr. Simin Liu and PhD student Xiaochen Lin. 

More Time on Digital Devices Means Kids Less Likely to Finish Homework
Senior Author, Annie Gjelsvik

Risk Factors for Incident Hospitalized Heart Failure With Preserved Versus Reduced Ejection Fraction in a Multiracial Cohort of Postmenopausal Women by Charles B. Eaton

Comparison of self‑report and objective measures of physical activity in US adults with osteoarthritis Shao‑Hsien Liu1 · Charles B. Eaton2,3 · Jeffrey B. Driban4 · Timothy E. McAlindon4 · Kate L. Lapane

Patterns and predictors of medication adherence to lipid-lowering therapy in children aged 8 to 20 years  Nina R. Joyce, PhD, MPH*, Gregory A. Wellenius, ScD, Charles B. Eaton, MD, MS, Amal N. Trivedi, MD, MPH, Justin P. Zachariah, MD, MPH 

Residential Proximity to Traffic-Related Pollution and Atherosclerosis in 4 Vascular Beds Among African-American Adults: Results From the Jackson Heart Study Yi Wang, Gregory A. Wellenius, DeMarc A. Hickson, Annie Gjelsvik, Charles B. Eaton, and Sharon B. Wyatt†