Message from Section Chief, Preventive Medicine and Epidemiology

We are a transdisciplinary section that bridges epidemiology, prevention, public health and communities. We are the home to the longest-running cohort study in the country, the Framingham Heart Study, and also to the youngest one, Risk Underlying Rural Areas Longitudinal (RURAL) Study. Our vision is of a world with health and well-being, minimal diseaseĀ and comorbidities, healthy aging, health equity, and health as a universal right. Our mission is to combine community-based research with scholarship, education, and training. Our section hosts several training programs, including a multidisciplinary post-doctoral training program in cardiovascular epidemiology (T32 program), the Promotion of Research In Medical Residency (PRIMER, R38 program), both supported by the NHLBI, and the Framingham Research Pathways at Boston Medical Center and MetroWest Medical Center internal medicine residency programs. Located in our section is the new Center for Transdisciplinary Integrative Epidemiology (CITE), which aims to combine innovation in epidemiological methods, data sciences, public health, and the biology of health and disease.