Welcome to the Division of Epidemiology
The Epidemiology is a multifaceted division of the Institute for Health and Society at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Created in 2011, there are currently two faculty members and two staff members with primary appointments in the Division. Members of the Division engage in research and education activities which includes collaborations with various departments within the Medical College of Wisconsin...Read More
Dr. Beyer Finds that Green Space Contributes to Happiness
Kirsten Beyer, PhD, Assitant Professor in the Institute for Health and Society, is lead author of a study published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health that found that the more green space a neighborhood has, the happier people feel. Results from the approximately 2,500-person assessment show areas with more green space had a positive impact on the residents' state of mental health, specifically in regard to stress, anxiety and depression. The study is a result of a collaborative effort with the University of Wisconsin's Survey of the Health of Wisconsin (SHOW) project.
We have just compiled Epidemiology's first Annual Report. The report contains a summary of activities in the Division, including publication and grant submissions. View the Annual Report.