The Epidemiology Department at Baylor Scott & White Health contributes to the evidence base from which best practices can be identified and implemented and seeks external funding and collaboration with outside centers and data sources for epidemiologic research requiring larger or broader study populations than can be accessed.
The group's emphasis is on the patterns of care and outcomes of patients with cardiovascular disease. The group is experienced in study design, data collection, data management and analysis and manuscript preparation.
The Epidemiology Department is led by Giovanni Filardo, PhD, MPH. Dr. Filardo received his PhD in Epidemiology with a concentration in cardiovascular disease from Yale University and has worked with several world leaders in cardiology and epidemiology. He has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals in the fields of cardiology, cardiothoracic surgery and epidemiology.