County of Marin Health and Human Services

Epidemiology

The Epidemiology Program is responsible for the collection and analysis of data.  These data, when analyzed, guide the development of health policies and programs.  The Epidemiology program includes three major initiatives: Data Surveillance, Breast Cancer Research and Programs, and Bioterroism/Communicable Disease Epidemiology.

  • Our program was originally created to research elevated breast cancer rates in Marin County and has since expanded.
  • We broadened our research scope to address community health concerns such as colorectal, lung, prostate and uterine cancer, melanoma, alcohol, tobacco, heart disease, HIV/AIDS, obesity, birth and death statistics and data reports on infectious diseases.