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Introduction to Legal Epidemiology

Why does the life expectancy in two neighboring counties differ? How does raising the minimum wage affect health? How do you assess the effectiveness of a newly adopted law aimed at preventing traumatic brain injury in youth? Is there an approach that answers all of these questions? The answer is yes. It’s legal epidemiology!

Legal epidemiology provides a scientific approach to studying the impact and effectiveness of laws on health. Our Introduction to Legal Epidemiology training introduces the discipline of legal epidemiology. It is intended for public health lawyers, policy analysts, epidemiologists, and public health practitioners. 

After this training, you will be able to

  • explain how law affects health;

  • define and describe basic legal epidemiology principles; and

  • apply legal epidemiology in practice.

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