Department of Public Health
About Us

Mission Statement

"To ensure the availability of high-quality and comprehensive health data on the Los Angeles County population and to facilitate its use for public health assessment, policy development, and program planning and evaluation"

What is Epidemiology?

Epidemiology is a core science in public health. It's the study of the distribution and determinants of health conditions in populations.

Organization Overview

The Epidemiology team is part of the Office of Health Assessment and Epidemiology overseen by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) Chief Science Officer. Under the leadership of Dr. Alex Ho, the Epidemiology team consists of a group of researchers specialized in the fields of epidemiology and demography.

Key Activities

The Epidemiology team collaborates with Public Health offices and programs as well as community partners to provide services in the following areas: (1) standardize and provide data on demography, childhood obesity, life expectancy, vital statistics, and other indicators of community health; (2) conduct special research studies and publish public health reports.

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