The Epiconcept epidemiology team support international public health actors in all stages of projects
The epidemiology Department conducts activities such as applied research, strengthening epidemiological surveillance (setting up, conducting, evaluating), field epidemiology training, and scientific communication. It comprises a multi-national team of 20 epidemiologists, biostatisticians, data managers. All have broad expertise in many different aspects of applied epidemiology (medical, veterinary, biological, bioinformatics, health promotion), extensive experience in implementing and coordinating European and international projects, and an excellent track record of ensuring the timely delivery of high-quality outputs. In addition, the department works with a network of international consultants.
Our areas of expertise
The epidemiology department leads applied research in epidemiology (surveys, program evaluation, analytical studies), coordinates and conducts large ulticentre studies in the field of vaccine preventable diseases. Activities include:
- Development and review of research protocols
- data collection
- Data analysis
- Study monitoring
- report writing
- scientific communication
- Coordination of multicountry research projects
Epidemiological Surveillance & Response
The epidemiology department conducts activities in the areas of infectious diseases surveillance and outbreak response.
Strengthening Surveillance and Response
- Development of surveillance systems: writing protocols, defining surveillance indicators, identification of data sources, etc.
- Strengthening surveillance and response systems at national and regional level
- Analysis of monitoring data
- Automation of monitoring reports
- Evaluation of surveillance systems
- Participation in international responses (eg deployment with GOARN)
Surveillance data management & Biostatistics
The epidemiology department provides data management and biostatistics services applied to surveillance data of communicable diseases.
The team coordinates several projects providing expertise, analyzing data, developing scripts (for R, STATA, EpiInfo, etc.), developing and delivering training materials, writing protocols or guidance documents.
Field epidemiology training, capacity building
Our training strategy is based on “learning by doing” and includes:
- Production of curricula
- Development of training materials
- Organization of training modules
- Evaluation of training programs
- Coaching of trainees
- Support to Field Epidemiology Training Programs
Scientific communication and sharing results is a key aspect of any research or surveillance project. Tea epidemiology department supports scientific communication through:
- Writing of scientific articles
- Review of scientific articles
- Review of oral presentations
- Training in scientific writing
- Training in scientific communication
Discover some projects
Strengthening COVID-19 surveillance at primary care and hospital level; study on risk factors for severe COVID-19; COVID-19 vaccine effectiveness studies at primary care and hospital level.
I-MOVE: influenza vaccine effectiveness
European multicentre study to measure seasonal and pandemic influenza vaccine effectiveness
European network to strengthen invasive pneumococcal disease
European network to strengthen pertussis surveillance in infants
WHO VACCINE EFFECTIVENESS
European network to measure implementation of COVID-19 and influenza vaccine effectiveness
VEBIS of COVID-19 and Influenza
The objectives of the project is to provide technical support to the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control to build an infrastructure to allow regular monitoring of COVID-19 and influenza vaccine effectiveness over time, using a multi-country approach