Aug 29, 2017
How do you explain your role as an epidemiologist to the
As an epidemiologist, I often struggle with how to explain
epidemiology to people who are not familiar with the field or my
profession. I'm not sure when I've diluted the definition too much
or when I've provided a little too much complex information. When
I'm in a social setting and people are talking about themselves and
describing what they do for a living, my mind is often racing for
which versions of the definition of epidemiology will be the best
to use in the conversation when it becomes my turn to respond. How
do you respond in similar situations? What do you say? How do you
explain your role as in epidemiologist in a way that is easily
I explore some of the responses I've received to these
questions in this episode.
Thank you for listening!