Definition of epidemiologist in US English:

epidemiologist

noun

  • A person who studies or is an expert in the branch of medicine which deals with the incidence, distribution, and possible control of diseases.

    ‘epidemiologists are warning of a new pandemic’
    • ‘Several professional veterinarian and epidemiologist groups oppose translocating mammals because of the risk of disease transmission.’
    • ‘A Nevada state epidemiologist is also investigating whether arsenic is behind a severe increase in children's leukemia cases.’
    • ‘One of the most significant pieces of research linking chlorine by-products with cancer was published by an epidemiologist four years ago.’
    • ‘If GM foods can not be identified this will prevent epidemiologists from being able to trace health effects, should any appear, because no one will know who has been exposed to novel gene products and who has not.’
    • ‘Epidemiologists tracking the emerging epidemics told conference delegates that promoting condoms is best to block further spread.’
    • ‘We still don't have absolute proof that environmental poisons are playing a role in rising breast cancer rates, one epidemiologist acknowledges.’
    • ‘According to a perinatal epidemiologist, the safety of ultrasound has never been clinically proven.’
    • ‘"The virus is usually associated with poor standards of hygiene and sanitation," said a Health Ministry epidemiologist.’
    • ‘I was fairly impressed with insights that epidemiologists had about how contagious things spread.’
    • ‘A British epidemiologist cites an eightfold increase in maternal death following elective cesarean section above the death rate associated with vaginal birth.’

Pronunciation

epidemiologist

/ˌepəˌdēmēˈäləjəst//ˌɛpəˌdimiˈɑlədʒəst/