Focus Areas

Research priorities

Research priorities in the Division of Epidemiology are directed toward questions emanating from programmatic areas of research excellence within Mayo Clinic, important clinical practice questions about the application of specific diagnostic or therapeutic technologies, and questions generated in other high-impact areas.

Research studies originate from within the Division of Epidemiology and Mayo Clinic consultation staff and through collaboration with other Mayo Clinic colleagues.

The goals of these studies are to:

  • Improve knowledge of the causes, natural history and outcome of disease in the community and in Mayo Clinic's practice
  • Help define population needs
  • Help define efficacious and cost-effective approaches to delivering specific procedures and technologies

Focus areas

Researchers in the Division of Epidemiology study a variety of diseases across several themes:

  • Anesthesia
  • Bone and joint disease, including rheumatology, orthopedics and musculoskeletal disease
  • Cancer, including blood (hematologic), brain, breast, colorectal, liver, lung, ovarian, pancreatic and urologic cancers
  • Cardiovascular disease, including atrial fibrillation, coronary artery disease, heart failure and the genetics of cardiovascular disease
  • Gynecology and women's health, including hysterectomy and oophorectomy
  • Neurological diseases, including dementia, Parkinson's disease and stroke
  • Population health
  • Pulmonary disease and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)