Study the frequency, distribution and determinants of human
diseases and injuries in populations.
Through our program, you will learn and practice
epidemiological, statistical, research and survey methods to help
discover the determinants—including biological, behavioral,
social and organizational—of diseases and injuries.
As an epidemiologist, you will play a fundamental role in
preventive medicine and public health. You will apply your
understanding of diseases and injuries to inform both interventions
and to promote healthy communities.
You will be prepared to work in a variety of fields,
- Local, state, national or international health agencies
- Health care delivery systems such as hospitals and managed care
- Private research firms
- Pharmaceutical companies
We offer combined
degree programs—BS/MPH, MPH/MD and MPH/PharmD—where
you can earn two degrees in less time and fewer credits than each
degree individually. These programs allow you to integrate a
prevention- and population-focused approach to health with your
respective exercise science, medical or pharmaceutical
Additionally, for physicians, our department offers a
training program in internal medicine and preventive
medicine. The program includes an academic phase which can
lead to an MPH degree in the epidemiology concentration.