Research

Department of Epidemiology

Our faculty are active researchers on projects funded by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive Kidney Diseases, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, and the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, among others.

Research highlights


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The Program for Injury Prevention, Education and Research (PIPER) links research, training, and practice to prevent injury in Colorado, the U.S., and around the world.

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SEARCH is a multi-center study that focuses on children and youth in the U.S. who have diabetes. The goal of this study is to help us better understand diabetes among youth.
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Through this program, we've screened over 12,500 Coloradans for colorectal cancer, contributing substantially to the state’s goal of screening 75 percent of the total eligible population.
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More than half of the world’s population relies on open fire cooking pits, but these indoor cook stoves can result in extremely high levels of indoor air pollution. The goal of this study is to assess the effectiveness of stove interventions to reduce air pollution exposure.
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The mission of the LEAD Center is to conduct research into the lifecourse health consequences of early and later life exposures that increase the risk and accelerate the onset of adiposity (obesity) and diabetes.

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This center is one of six Integrated Food Safety Centers of Excellence designated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention​. Our team is dedicated to identifying and developing model practices in foodborne disease surveillance and outbreak response.