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
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 Cancer Institute.
Our faculty are passionate teachers and dedicated mentors.
You’ll work closely with them to help create meaningful
academic, research and/or field experiences that are personalized
to your interests and future plans.
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
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.