Noel Weiss

Dr. Noel Weiss has been an epidemiologist for 50 years. While much of his work has been directed towards cancer epidemiology and epidemiologic methods, he has had a consistent interest in clinical epidemiology, i.e. the study of the outcome of illness. In 1986, he published a book on this subject - Clinical Epidemiology: The Study of the Outcome of Illness (Monographs in Epidemiology and Biostatistics, 36) - which is now in its third edition. In recent years, he has devoted considerable attention to the development of strategies to gauge the impact of diagnostic and screening tests.


  • MD, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA
  • DrPH, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA

Areas of Interest

  • Methods in epidemiology and clinical epidemiology
  • Epidemiology of cancers of the reproductive tract
  • Measuring the efficacy of screening for cancer

Selected Publications