Epidemiologists are critical to the identification of public health hazards, the evaluation of health systems data. Epidemiology and the closely related field of biostatistics are core disciplines of public health and there continues to be a strong need for MPH professionals with expertise in these field for both public an private health programs. The goal of this specialization is to produce practitioners who have a solid grasp of the fundamental principles of epidemiology and health statistics including study design, data analysis, assessment of bias, control of confounders and exposure assessment.
The Epidemiology focus area of the MPH will prepare graduate to:
Field epidemiology experience will be provided through the practicum experience an summer internships, with public and private sector health agencies. Examples include collaborations with the Massachusetts and New Hampshire Departments of Public Health, town and city health department and regional health departments and regional hospitals.
Information: please contact Leland Ackerson, Ph.D.
NOTE: Part-Time plans of study can be arraigned in consultation with an academic advisor. Full-Time plans of study that begin in the Spring Semester will include the same courses taken in a slightly different order.