The International Epidemiology Institute is a unique highly experienced biomedical research organization founded in 1994 by senior scientists from the National Cancer Institute, U.S.A. IEI provides state-of-the-science expertise for addressing the complex biomedical issues that confront both the public and private sectors, universities, and other institutions in today's rapidly changing world.

IEI staff possesses extensive and unique experience in epidemiologic research, having initiated and brought to fruition collaborative health studies in the United States, western and central Europe, Japan, Scandinavia, and China. The Institute offers this international experience together with a full range of epidemiologic activities from the design and execution of investigations to the evaluation and interpretation of study results, in order to understand the etiology and means of prevention of human illnesses.

All senior staff hold faculty positions in the Department of Medicine at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center and in the Vanderbilt-Ingram Comprehensive Cancer Center. IEI enjoys a unique relationship with Vanderbilt University and its research-rich environment and staff.

Currently, IEI is actively involved in several large-scale NIH-funded collaborative research projects with Vanderbilt University such as the first-of-its kind prospective cohort study into the causes of higher rates of cancer among African Americans when compared with Whites, the Southern Community Cohort Study, in conjunction with Meharry Medical College, the oldest historically African American medical school in the United States. Other studies include an investigation to identify reproductive outcomes and genetic effects among survivors of childhood cancer; an investigation into the natural history of chronic renal failure; a cohort study of workers exposed to chlorinated solvents; and a number of pharmacoepidemiologic investigations.

In addition, senior staff have adjunct faculty appointments at the Johns Hopkins University, Harvard University, University of Pittsburgh, and Rutgers University, and serve on numerous national and international scientific committees.

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Updated: March 19, 2014

We are honored to announce that Dr. John Ioannidis of Stanford University, world-renowned methodologic researcher and genomic investigator has joined IEI's Board of Scientific Advisors.
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