The Department of Hygiene, Epidemiology and Medical Statistics was founded in 1933. At present it is attached to the Domain of Social Medicine, Psychiatry, Neurology, of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens Medical School. The Department is active in education, research and specific diagnosis in the areas of Epidemiology, Research Methodology, Preventive Medicine, Public Health, Medical Statistics and Occupational Medicine, as well as in more specialized areas developed within the Special Research and Diagnostic Units.