Molecular Epidemiology is a branch of epidemiology and medical science that focuses on the contribution of potential genetic and environmental risk factors, identified at the molecular level, to the etiologic, distribution and prevention of disease within families and across populations. This field has emerged from the integration of molecular biology into traditional epidemiological research.
- Molecular surveillance
- Disease risk factors
- Characterizing the evolution of pathogens
- Classifying new pathogen species