Choosing a future for epidemiology: Eras and paradigms


In a classic paper from the 1990s, Susser and Susser pave the way for a structural and ecological approach.

The present era of epidemiology is coming to a close. The focus on risk factors at the individual level - the hallmark of this era - will no longer serve. We need to be concerned equally with causal pathways at the societal level and with pathogenesis and causality at the molecular level.

Browse some recent resources that continue this debate here.

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