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There are approximately 5,460 epidemiologists working in the United States; a majority are employed by government agencies. Epidemiologists work for state public health services, local communities, and counties. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) employs many epidemiologists, too. Different branches of the CDC focus on different diseases or public health practices. Epidemiologists with the CDC may conduct research, help states exchange information about disease control and prevention, and help make recommendations for public health policies.

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