Courses in public health, hygiene, sanitation and disease prevention have been taught here since the late 1800s. And some of the foremost leaders in epidemiology have been part of UB’s programs as students or faculty, including Maurizio Trevisan, Germaine Buck Louis and the late Saxon Graham.
Prepare for a career in academia, national or international agencies, local or state health departments, health care organizations or nonprofit research institutions. You’ll join our graduates who hold significant leadership positions in public health.
Join faculty and peers in developing new ideas, methods and knowledge to improve population health. You’ll collaborate with researchers throughout the school and university and with community partners, including Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center.
UB is among the top schools on the list of 100 Best Values in Public Colleges compiled by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance. With tuition and fees typically lower than most private and comparable public institutions, we also offer options to assist you with the cost of your education.
Our interdisciplinary curriculum draws from epidemiology, medicine, oncology, toxicology, geography, biostatistics, nutrition, computer science, management and law. Original, independent research opportunities allow for further exploration.
Faculty are involved in a number of studies investigating disease prevention. Studies examining how to prevent diarrheal disease, a major source of death of infants and children in developing economies, could have enormous health impacts.
Researchers are examining physiological and psychological measures of stress in police officers to evaluate potential associations of these measures with early signs of cardiovascular and metabolic disease.
Projects focus on better understanding the factors related to the causation of cancer. For example, a study of African American families with a history of breast cancer will add to our understanding of the genetics of this disease and potentially lead to preventive measures.