We support people working on the front lines of public health by accelerating the coming shift toward analytical tools and epidemiological methods that are open-source, accessible, and agile. We build analytical tools for the common practitioner, offer accessible and relevant training, cultivate a global user community, and advocate for standardized epidemiological methods. We are the home of The Epidemiologist R Handbook, used by over 175,000 people worldwide, including 40,000 in low- and middle-income countries. Meet our team of over 150 contributors in 33 countries, and read more about our story and vision.
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 free R code reference manual for applied epidemiology
R training by technical experts who have practical experience
Community and Help Desk assistance for code and 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
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!
A global NGO Epidemiologist
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