Improving Population Health and Patient Care Outcomes by Leading Consequential Epidemiology Research

The Center for Clinical Epidemiology & Population Health (CCEPH) conducts independent and collaborative research on disease occurrence, risk factors, prevention, and treatment. The CCEPH mission is to improve population health and patient care outcomes by leading consequential epidemiology research. Central Wisconsin is an ideal setting to conduct this type of research—the Marshfield Epidemiology Study Area (MESA) provides a stable population base where nearly all residents receive inpatient and outpatient care from Marshfield Clinic. We have the resources and expertise to conduct cutting-edge research, including a combined electronic medical record, medication and immunization registries, and a large group of experienced epidemiologists and scientific support staff. We serve a largely rural population, providing opportunities to examine the unique health issues affecting smaller communities and rural residents, along with intervention and outcome questions that apply to larger populations.