Epidemiology of Communicable and Non-Communicable Disease

Medicine is an ever-changing field with epidemiology being among its fastest fields, because it involves studying the distribution and determinants or risk factors of health-related states or behavior in specified population and the applicability of these studies in the best ways in order to prevent and control health problems.

Research on epidemiological studies is being of extreme importance worldwide for a number of reasons. If you got a non-communicable disease, such as diabetes mellitus, knowing its risk factors, causes, current modes of therapy and preventive measures are of extreme importance to help understand the disease even better. The same applies to communicable diseases, such as tuberculosis, where having enough data on such a disease including its causes, way of transmission and preventive measures are essential so as to minimize transmission of it.

Beirut Arab University epidemiological research is the leader of many different ongoing projects including communicable and non-communicable. One of its major ongoing research is trying to determine the prevalence of latent and active tuberculosis infection among an underserved population in Lebanon and referring patients with active tuberculosis infection to get treated by the Ministry of Public Health. Another epidemiological study is also ongoing studying children injuries in Lebanon, trying to find the most common causes and types of injuries among children in Lebanon. In addition, ongoing interesting project related to habits of people who do sports and their intakes of supplements, smoking or alcohol habits, is underway.

Quotes aside: Patricia Buffler (important epidemiologist) “The work of epidemiology is related to unanswered questions, but also to unquestioned answers”. Doctor John Snow (father of modern epidemiology ) “Epidemiology is the knowledge of the way in which the disease is propagated which will cause them to disappear”.

Quotes aside:

Patricia Buffler (important epidemiologist) “The work of epidemiology is related to unanswered questions, but also to unquestioned answers”.

Doctor John Snow (father of modern epidemiology ) “Epidemiology is the knowledge of the way in which the disease is propagated which will cause them to disappear”.