epitools: R tools for public health epidemiologists

Several years ago I (TJA) developed the ‘epitools’ R package for epidemiologic data and graphics. My goal was to have a practical package for practicing epidemiologists at local and state health departments. It was designed to conduct contingency table analyses for outbreak investigations, to construct epidemic curves, to improve graphical color selection, to implement basic methods from Chapter 4 of Rothman’s Modern Epidemiology, and more.

Recently, ‘epitools’ maintenance was taken over by Adam Omidpanah from the Washington State University. He is a highly qualified biostatistician from Washington State University. He brings statistical rigor to the ongoing development of ‘epitools’. He is also very dedicated, creative, and enthusiastic.

He recently added the ‘probratio’ function which transforms odds ratios from logistic regression models to risk ratios using a second GLM or marginal standardization. This is exciting news for public health epidemiologists.

Please be sure to send him a note, a bug report, a feature request, or feedback.

‘epitools’ on the web

Contact Adam

Adam Omidpanah, MS
Washington State University
1100 Olive Way, Suite 1200
Seattle, WA 98101
206-708-8613 (tel)
adam [dot] omidpanah [at] wsu.edu (email)

Tomás J. Aragón
Health Officer, City & County of San Francisco; Director, Population Health Division

I exercise legal authority to protect and promote equity and health, and I direct core public health services.

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