Connecting the dots: The power of words and the diversity of epidemiological information

ArticleinJournal of epidemiology and community health 64(2):105-8 · February 2010with3 Reads
Impact Factor: 3.50 · DOI: 10.1136/jech.2009.094219 · Source: PubMed


    Almost 30 years ago, my career in public health sciences detoured along an uncommon pathway: I became a wordsmith, finding unambiguous words and phrases to define the concepts, methods and procedures of epidemiology and related sciences. Playing with words made me well known among epidemiologists, a curious outcome because my contributions are otherwise minor. This shows how important words are.