Departments & Centers

Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Areas of Specialization

The Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics prepares students for research or practice in academia as well as numerous public and private health arenas. The department offers comprehensive curricula of graduate degree programs and courses in epidemiology and biostatistics.

  • Epidemiology focuses on the identification of the patterns and determinants of health and disease in human populations that may be used to determine appropriate health promotion and preventive responses. Degree programs in this area focus on the descriptive and analytic approaches used to understand the complex causes of major public health problems and the development of effective strategies to prevent them.
  • Biostatistics focuses on the development and application of theory and methods in the collection, analysis and interpretation of data used in public health and other biomedical sciences. Degree programs in this area focus on training individuals to use applied biostatistics and related data management/mining techniques to elucidate, predict, or infer significant causes or variables and their relationships to, and effects on life relate outcomes.

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