Epidemiology is more than just investigating emerging infectious diseases in different parts of the world. For instance, social epidemiology explores the complex interactions of societal inequities in the occurrence of disease. Please select an epidemiological application/field (i.e. genetic, environmental, infectious disease) that you could see yourself selecting as a profession and provide some of the major skills that you need to acquire to enter the field. You can use the Epidemiology Monitor in order to look for job descriptions. For instance, for spatial epidemiology you would need to learn a geographic information system software in order to be an asset in the field.
Additionally, please select a current event in that particular field that has occurred recently. For instance, in genetic epidemiology you would need to understand the role of epigenetics more closely. Please respond to a colleague regarding their aspirations.