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Epidemiology and Data Services

See Health Data & Reports section for published reports.

The department’s Division of Epidemiology and Data Services monitors the health of the city of Cambridge by tracking disease and identifying emerging health issues. The division provides epidemiological, data management, and analysis support to all Cambridge Public Health Department divisions, as well as outside groups.

Cambridge Health Indicators, 2015 (PDF) 
Cambridge Middle Grades Health Survey, 2015  (PDF) 
Cambridge Youth Weight Surveillance, 2015 (PDF)


  • Surveillance of communicable and chronic diseases
  • Data management and analysis
  • Survey design, development, and implementation
  • Produces health surveillance reports
  • Development and design of databases
  • Geographic display of public health information using GIS technology.
  • Regional epidemiologic assistance to health departments in Emergency Preparedness Region 4b
  • Syndromic surveillance of emergency department data to detect disease outbreaks.



For more information about the Epidemiology and Data Services Division, please contact:

Anna Kaplan, MPH
Director of Epidemiology and Data Services
Cambridge Public Health Department



Internships and Practicums 

The Epidemiology Division is always looking for talented students to support its work. If you're interested, send your resume and cover letter to epidept@challiance.org.


Do you know why 19th century physician John Snow is considered the father of modern epidemiology? Visit
the University of North Carolina School of Public Health’s excellent multimedia presentation on John Snow to learn more. 


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617-665-3888 (fax)
617-643-0744 (TTY)

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