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The mission of Veterinary Epidemiology at the College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University is education of graduate and professional students, research regarding animal health and production, and consultation for study design and analysis.
We conduct research on health, productivity, and welfare of food- and fiber-producing animals, companion animals, and wildlife populations, and on the safety of foods of animal origin.
We teach concepts/principles of epidemiology, population medicine, and biostatistics to students, graduates, the public, and professionals in the animal industries.
We provide consultation on study design and analysis to students, faculty, and other professionals both inside and outside the Veterinary College.
Our group includes seven professorial level faculty members (four in epidemiology, one in the Diagnostic Laboratory, one in Ambulatory and Production Medicine, and one in Quality Milk Promotion Service).
Several of the faculty have international connections, and all have collaborations that extend beyond the university. Our faculty members serve on federal panels, as officers in international professional organizations, and as editors, editorial-board members, and ad-hoc reviewers for international journals. The faculty has been involved outside of the university in workshops dealing with various aspects of epidemiology. In the local community, one faculty member serves on the animal issues committee of the Tompkins County SPCA.
Our group is also responsible for providing instruction within both the D.V.M. and graduate curricula in the principles of epidemiology and study design.