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Office of Epidemiology

What is epidemiology?

Epidemiology is the study of the risk factors for, levels of, and groups affected by health conditions. This information is used in combatting health problems.


What does the Office of Epidemiology do?

The Office of Epidemiology:

  • Manages monitoring systems.
  • Conducts case and outbreak investigations.
  • Analyzes data and develops reports.
  • Creates educational materials.


How can I request health data?

To request health data, send an email to


  • The specific data you are requesting (for example, health issue, demographic group, and time period).
  • How you will use the data (for example, student paper or grant application).
  • The date by which you need the data.
  • Your name, email address, and phone number.


How can I contact the Office of Epidemiology?

You can contact the office:

  • By phone:
    • Monday – Friday, 8:15 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.: (404) 508-7870
    • After hours, weekends and holidays: (404) 294-3700
  • By email:
  • By fax: (404) 508-7813
  • By U.S. Postal Service:

Office of Epidemiology

DeKalb County Board of Health P.O. Box 987 Decatur, GA 30031