Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST) is a national key university directly under the administration of the Ministry of Education of P. R. China, and is among the first Universities joining in the national “211 Project” and “985 Project”. At present, the University has eleven disciplines: engineering, medicine, management, science, philosophy, economics, law, education, literature, history and agriculture. HUST adhere to an open mind on the management of university and keep good relationship with more than 100 universities in 26 countries in the world.
The history of the School of Public Health can be ascended to the early year of 1907 when Dr. Erich Paulun from Germany established the Shanghai German Medical College. In the wave of the merge of major academics in China in May of 2000, and the Public Health College was renamed as the “School of Public Health of Huazhong University of Science and Technology.” The School of Public Health has 6 departments, which are respectively Occupational and Environmental Health, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Nutrition and Food Health, Maternal and Childhood Health, Social Medicine, and Toxicology.
The department of epidemiology and health statistics was founded by merging originally Division of Epidemiology with Division of Biostatistics. Currently, the department has 29 staff, including 6 professors, 6 associate professors. The department is mainly engaged in research field of epidemiology of infectious diseases and chronic diseases, prognosis and precaution of major diseases, molecular epidemiology, behavior, environment and health, exploratory development of statistical method etc.