"I'm lecturing on xenometamorphic epidemiology. You're welcome to listen."
―Ianna Cel[src]

Xenometamorphic epidemiology was the study of the patterns, causes, and effects of alien diseases that caused major physical transformations in its victims. A primary subject of study in the field was the rakghoul plague, and Doctor Ianna Cel specialized in the field as part of her work to find a cure for the plague on Taris. Doctor Eckard Lokin also gave a lecture on the subject.