Office of Epidemiology and Research


The Office of Epidemiology and Research is responsible for :

  • The surveillance, prevention and control of disease and promoting health throughout Guam.
  • Decreasing the incidence of communicable diseases such as tuberculosis, vaccine preventable diseases, STDs, HIV infection/AIDS, and enteric disease.
  • Reviewing, formulating or revising policies, regulations and laws necessary to protect the public from the spread of communicable diseases.
  • Conducting epidemiologic studies of diseases or conditions that may pose an immediate or potential threat to the public well-being.
  • Establishing and maintaining a population-based Guam cancer patient registry.
  • Serves as the basis for prioritizing and evaluating cancer education, early detection, and outreach programs.

Territorial Epidemiologist:
Dr. Robert Haddock 735-7298