Applied Epi Community

Discussion and community assistance on topics in applied epidemiology and public health

Applied Epi Community is a free public Q&A and discussion forum for topics in applied epidemiology and public health.

Anyone can view the discussions about epidemiological methods, R code, mathematical modeling, genomic epidemiology, directions for development of open-source tool, share tools, and networking and employment opportunities.

To contribute to a discussion or ask questions, you will need to create an Applied Epi account

What is Applied Epi Community?

Applied Epi Community is a free, public online forum for people working in applied epidemiology, public health, and disease control to convene, discuss, ask/answer questions, and collaborate.

Do I need to create an account to participate?

No account is needed to see the questions and responses. To make a post/response yourself, you will need to make an account.

Who manages the Community?

Applied Epi team members provide “light” moderation of the activity, but we rely on the community to self-moderate to a large extent.

What if my question isn’t answered?

Applied Epi is actively working to establish a global R Help Desk catered to applied epidemiologists. You will be able to escalate your question to our R technicians, for a fee. Your institution will also be able to subscribe to our R Help Desk.

How can I report misbehavior on the platform?

You can flag a post to administrators by clicking the three dots under the post and selecting the flag icon. If you want to speak with us email

How can I support this community?

It costs Applied Epi money to sustain this platform. You can support us by making a donation, or by answering questions for your peers!

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