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We offer academic programs and research opportunities to help you understand disease causes, preventions and the best way to implement this knowledge to improve public health.  

Design, conduct, analyze, interpret and discuss epidemiological research while earning the highest degree in epidemiology. Image copyright CDC/Jessie Blount.
Gain the skills and knowledge necessary to design and conduct studies into understanding the causation, distribution, control, prevention and improvement of outcomes of disease and other health conditions.
Study the frequency, distribution and determinants of human diseases and injuries in populations.
Identify factors that influence health, and develop tools to sustain an environment that promotes health.
Learn how to assess population health needs, formulate policies and interventions, and assure the effective­ness of community programs and services.
Earn two degrees—an MD from UB’s Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and a PhD in epidemiology—in less time and fewer credits than each individually with this collaborative program. 
The Division of Environmental Health Sciences is your resource for environmental health education, research and service opportunities at UB.
Despite groundbreaking biomedical and technologic discoveries taking place in the US, the national health care system trails behind most developed countries in clinical outcomes and population health, while consuming an astonishing 17% of the gross domestic product. [Source: National Healthcare Expenditure Projections, 2010-2020. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Office of the Actuary.] Similarly, aging populations and increased longevity, coupled with chronic health problems, have become a global challenge, putting new demands on medical and social services around the globe.
Graduate courses by area of interest.
There are a variety of options available to assist you with the cost of your education. 
Participate in programs that offer educational and leadership opportunities outside of the classroom.
Learn about the program that's right for you and how to apply.
You will be assigned a faculty advisor to assist in planning a program that meets your educational goals, and to answer questions relating to graduate studies. The advisor will assist you until all coursework is completed and you choose a major professor to chair your MS or PhD thesis/project/dissertation or MPH integrative project. You should plan to consult with your advisor prior to registration each semester.