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Public Health Sciences

We are dedicated to improving human health using approaches based in epidemiology, biostatistics, health economics, and behavioral science.

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We are national research leaders in NIH funding with expertise in occupational heath, environmental epidemiology, alzheimer's and dementia, population science of cancer, and health disparities.

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Our education programs train undergraduate and graduate students to be highly-qualified public health professionals and leaders in the field.

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We serve the community with public health outreach, occupational health clinical contracts, agricultural safety trainings, and biostatistical consulting for researchers.

New Chief for Biostatistics

Leader in reducing harmful effects of imaging to lead public health sciences division of biostatistics

Miglioretti leads a team of 11 biostatistics faculty who collaborate with investigators throughout the university on research aimed at improving patient care in cancer, neurosciences, vascular disease, infectious diseases and genomics. Her own investigations focus on cancer screening and surveillance, reducing radiation exposure from medical imaging, and developing new statistical methods for assessing health outcomes and the efficacy of diagnostic testing.

Miglioretti replaces Laurel Beckett, who recently retired. Beckett recruited Miglioretti to UC Davis in 2013 as a professor in residence and the Dean’s Professor of Biostatistics. 

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Diana Miglioretti, Ph.D.

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Division Chief of Biostatistics, UC Davis Department of Public Health Sciences
Director, UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center Biostatistics Shared Resource

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