Dr. Lyle Best provides a basic introduction to epidemiology, the study of disease in a population.

History and Findings of the Strong Heart Study

Dr. Lyle Best discusses the history of heart disease research, from early studies such as the Framingham Study to the Strong Heart Study. Longitudinal studies such as the Strong Heart Study has helped modern medicine better understand heart health in Native American communities.

Findings on Factors Influencing Asthma in a Lakota Community

Dr. Lyle Best and Rae O'Leary discuss findings of the Factors Influencing Pediatric Asthma (FIPA) study conducted in the Cheyenne River Sioux community.

This work was supported by the Indian Health Service and the National Institute of General Medical Sciences of the National Institutes of Health under award number U26IHS0082. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the Indian Health Service or the National Institutes of Health.