Office of Epidemiology

Columbus Public Health
240 Parsons Ave.
Columbus, Ohio 43215

8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Mon – Fri

Kathy Cowen, M.S., Director
(614) 645-6252

The Office of Epidemiology publishes regular reports on major health issues in Columbus.


2017 Annual Summary of Reportable Diseases These reports contain summary data of infectious diseases among Franklin County, Ohio residents. Reportable Diseases


Seasonal Influenza Columbus Public Health and Franklin County Public Health collect information on influenza (flu) and influenza -like illnesses from October through May each year. Influenza Surveillance


Syphilis Outbreak Reports These quarterly and 3-year reports describe the trends, demographics, and risk factors of early syphilis cases in Franklin County, Ohio. Sexually Transmitted Infections

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Harm Reduction Columbus Public Health, in collaboration with other community partners, has launched a Harm Reduction Program, an initiative to lessen the impact of addiction to heroin and other opiates. Harm Reduction

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Infant Mortality Monthly, quarterly, and multi-year reports that track infant deaths, preterm births, low birth weight births and sleep-related infant deaths. Infant Mortality Reports