Careers in Epidemiology

Career opportunities in epidemiology and public health are remarkably diverse.

Opportunities for graduates include work in academia, national and international health agencies, local and state health departments, pharmaceutical companies, health care organizations and nonprofit research institutions. Some work in delivering public health services and others conduct research to improve the public’s health.

Our graduates have pursued successful careers in each of these areas, including:

  • postdoctoral and leadership positions in national research agencies such as the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, the National Cancer Institute, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, and the Environmental Protection Agency
  • research, faculty and administrative positions in academia in the United States and around the world, including at the George Washington University, the University of Georgia and McMaster University
  • researchers with regional institutions such as Roswell Park Cancer Institute
  • management positions with nonprofit organizations such as Doctors Without Borders and the American Cancer Society
  • Presidential Management Fellows and Epidemic Intelligence Service officers with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • practitioners with local and state health departments around the country