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Population science research at Moffitt Cancer Center involves studying large data sets, survey-based research and also lab work. It includes a variety of fields. Epidemiology uses data from past studies or lab work to assess a cancer’s potential to occur, grow and spread. Population Science also includes research on quality of life and behaviors that play a part in preventing, causing, or managing cancer.

Cancer Epidemiology
The mission of the Department of Cancer Epidemiology is to investigate risk and prevention factors for cancer, biomarkers that identify persons at risk, and lifestyle and molecular factors that affect patient outcomes using human populations as the laboratory. 

Health Outcomes and Behavior
The interdisciplinary faculty in the Department of Health Outcomes and Behavior (HOB) conduct research related to the prevention, detection, and control of cancer through the study of health-related behaviors, health care practices, and health-related quality of life.