The Division of Epidemiology at Mayo Clinic focuses on research related to understanding the occurrences and determinants of states of health and disease in defined populations.
Epidemiology research at Mayo Clinic is centered on patients and other populations to test or generate hypotheses that translate to and from the basic and clinical sciences, with the ultimate goal of improving clinical care for patients.
Within the Division of Epidemiology are numerous ongoing epidemiologic research studies among residents of Olmsted County in Minnesota, Mayo Clinic patients and other populations.
These epidemiologic research studies are intended to advance knowledge about the causes, natural history and outcomes of disease in the community and in Mayo Clinic's practice; to help define population needs; and to help lead discovery in efficacious and cost-effective approaches to delivering specific medical procedures and technologies.
The vision of the Division of Epidemiology at Mayo Clinic is to enhance the understanding of health and disease and instill hope through field-leading research that has direct translational implications for the prevention, early detection and treatment of disease.
The Division of Epidemiology fulfills Mayo Clinic's research, clinical and educational missions through leadership and collaborations in studies of patients, populations and communities — from local to national — to ensure that Mayo Clinic provides the best care to every patient.