Welcome to the Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Preventive Medicine
Welcome from the Division Chief
As health and population sciences advance by extraordinary new methods, technologies and knowledge, epidemiology and biostatistics provide essential tools for understanding the causes of disease and for identifying effective and efficient approaches to prevention and treatment. Preventive medicine brings together knowledge and skills in public health and clinical practice to promote health and prevent disease in populations. Our division brings together key components of research, teaching and medical management to achieve the goals of effective health promotion in communities, patients and populations.
The UNM Division of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Preventive Medicine is the preeminent research division in the Department of Internal Medicine with respect to full-time primary faculty and the number of affiliated faculty. We aim to support and lead the educational, scientific and clinical missions of the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center and its partners to make progress in health and health equity.
Epidemiology and biostatistics are key scientific disciplines for clinical and population research. Our faculty are leading and collaborating within and across disciplines within the UNM HSC and elsewhere on a wide spectrum of clinical and translational research projects. Our faculty are involved in innovative and creative research in our local and national communities.
We are active in teaching and supporting programs, including the Masters in Public Health program in the UNM College of Population Health, the UNM Masters of Science in Clinical Research, and in the UNM Medical School curriculum. We train physicians to become specialists in Preventive Medicine with the goals of addressing the health needs of underserved populations and providing leadership in public health.
Salud, which means health in Spanish, is what we are committed to learning about, promoting, researching and living.
Kimberly Page, PhD, MPH
Chief, Division of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Preventive Medicine
Department of Internal Medicine