Recently, the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) was challenged by the American Journal of Epidemiology to write a commentary on the future of epidemiology, as envisioned by the NHLBI. As we discussed the many unsolved issues that will require innovative thinking, we concluded that the commentary should become a challenge to the epidemiology community to join in a conversation on our future. The commentary describes four challenges. We have created this digital Epidemiology Forum to provide a current, engaging, informative, and meaningful platform for discussion of the issues. The objective is to provide a foundation for new directions in epidemiology at the NHLBI. Our hope is that the conversation will influence future program directions. Please join us; where we go is up to you.
Last Updated March 2012