Elevating frontline epidemiology
Applied Epi is a nonprofit organization strengthening epidemiological practice through training, tools, and supportHome of the Epidemiologist R Handbook
We are field epidemiologists with R expertise, supporting frontline public health with access to versatile analytical tools and robust epidemiological methods. We are the home of The Epidemiologist R Handbook, used 1.2 million times by 350,000 people. We deliver practical R training courses to hundreds of health agencies and NGOs worldwide. We host Applied Epi Community - a Q&A forum for R code and public health practice.
R IS THE CATALYST FOR CHANGE
Free. Efficient. Cutting-edge. For a Haitian epidemiologist, using our free Epi R Handbook to transition routine analyses to R meant more flexibility, confidence, and time for systemic change.
‘With R I can do anything. What took 10 hours in Excel, I do in less than 1 hour. Also it is easier to detect if there is a mistake.’
Not just a new tool, but a new culture.In open-source software like R, users have the agency to be creators - to share localized solutions. Innovation is decentralised and career pathways are opened.
For Applied Epi, R is just the beginning. Adoption of R as the free common analytical language will facilitate higher-quality analyses, interoperability between agencies, reproducibility, overdue investment in ground-level personnel, and standardisation of scientific methods and training.Read our case for R
We are building a supportive ecosystem of materials, assistance, and community
to bring applied epidemiology into a new era.
The Epi R Handbook
The free R code reference manual for applied epidemiology
R training by technical experts who have practical experience
Applied Epi Support
Community and Help Desk assistance for code and methods
Applied Epi Methods
We work with partners to standardise our scientific epi methods
R transition support
We help your organization transition to R
R curriculum design
We help you teach R to your students and staff
We strive to make materials and services multiple languages
Joining our community links you into a broad practitioner network
Partnerships to support ground-level practitioners
We work closely with local Field Epi Training Programs (FETPs), national, and local health agenciesWe also collaborate with global entities like TEPHINET, WHO, and Doctors without BordersPartner with us
Stats and testimonials
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0Users in LMICs
A one-stop shop… the epidemiologist greatest companion.
Nigeria CDC Epidemiologist
An absolutely fantastic course, tailored to the needs of epidemiologists, with inspirational instructors. I cannot recommend highly enough.
Public Health Wales Epidemiologist
Holy smokes! Boom! I can’t get enough of it!
WHO African Region, Brazzaville Epidemiologist
It is not easy to weave together so much, so succinctly, and so incredibly clearly.
US CDC Epidemiologist
I have been trying to teach myself R for years now… this Applied Epi course put me lightyears ahead in only 5 days!
I have tried a few online courses and had help from colleagues, but this course was really tailored exactly to what we require for our work.
Field Epidemiologist Trainee
This is one of the most applicable, intense trainings that I’ve done.
Epidemiologist Tribal Epi Center, Oklahoma
In just 1 hour, we resolved R problems I’ve had for 1 year!
Field epidemiology instructor Liberia