Epidemiology & Biostatistics Concentration

The mission of this concentration is to prepare public health professionals with the analytical, research, methodological, and statistical skills necessary to identify and analyze epidemiologic data. Students will gain skills in assessing the current evidence base on epidemiologic topics, evaluating evidence for causation, and identifying study limitations. Students will learn to critically assess different methodologies and assessment techniques used in infectious and chronic disease epidemiology. Students will gain the ability to select from a suite of statistical methods and apply them to analyze epidemiologic data.

Concentration Head:

Jaymie R. Meliker, PhD
Professor, Department of Family, Population & Preventive Medicine

Required and Elective Courses (12 credits)*

HPH 560   Advanced Biostatistics (3 credits)
HPH 559   Advanced Research Methods (3 credits)
HPH 510   Infectious Disease Epidemiology (3 credits)
HPH 532   Chronic Diseases: Epidemiology, Etiology, and Prevention (3 credits) [Elective]

For the Epidemiology & Biostatistics Plan of Study, click here.

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