Current Epidemiology Reports

, Volume 4, Issue 4, pp 259–261 | Cite as

Reflections on the Future of Epidemiology: How Students Can Inform Our Vision

Invited Commentary


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Andrew F. Olshan is Editor-in-Chief of Current Epidemiology Reports.

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This article does not contain any studies with human or animal subjects performed by any of the authors.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Epidemiology, Gillings School of Global Public HealthUniversity of North CarolinaChapel HillUSA

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