About the Department

The Department of Epidemiology and Population Health seeks to identify the determinants of health, disease, disability and death in populations for the purposes of promotion, control and prevention.  As a core discipline for public health, it provides much of the information necessary to develop, implement and evaluate public health intervention, policy and law. The Department of Epidemiology and Population Health offers an MPH concentration and  MS and PhD degrees in Epidemiology.  The department is also planning a PhD concentration in Outcomes Research.

The mission of the Department of Epidemiology and Population Health is to:

  • provide the highest possible quality education and training in the philosophy, principles and practice of modern epidemiology;
  • conduct innovative, interdisciplinary research on the causes and consequences of disease in populations using state-of-the-art methods;
  • conduct translational research;
  • help build epidemiologic capacity and infrastructure at local, state and federal levels;
  • promote interdisciplinary teaching and health research within the school and across the university; and
  • become recognized as a major provider of education, research and service throughout the region.

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