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Science & Research

Public health science and research serves as the foundation for public health action to improve the health of people and communities.

CDC Stacks
Explore more than 30,000 full-text scientific research articles, guidelines, and other publications produced by CDC


Guide to Community Preventive Services
View The Community Guide for evidence-based recommendations from the Community Preventive Services Task Force about what works to promote healthy communities


Health Data & Profiles
Use these health data resources to inform public health work


Public Health Economics
Learn about the general methods used by health economists, and find economics tools you can use to evaluate the costs and burden of various health problems and the effectiveness and efficiency of health programs


CDC Journals

  • Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)
    Often called “the voice of CDC,” the MMWR series is the agency’s primary vehicle for scientific publication of timely, reliable, authoritative, accurate, objective, and useful public health information and recommendations
  • Emerging Infectious Diseases
    Open-access journal that covers new and reemerging infections and the factors involved in disease emergence, prevention, and elimination
  • Preventing Chronic Disease
    Peer-reviewed journal that promotes the open exchange of information among researchers, practitioners, policy makers, and others who strive to improve public health through chronic disease prevention

Surveillance Resource Center

Visit the Surveillance Resource Center to view guidance developed by CDC and its partners for improving the practice of public health surveillance. Learn More

Surveillance Information for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Public Health Professionals offers a comprehensive list of CDC surveillance systems that have public-facing websites. Learn More