Departments & Centers

Epidemiology and Biostatistics



Graduates with training in epidemiology rank in the top tier of best-paid healthcare workers, according to 2013 job rankings in US News and World Report ( The Bureau of Labor Statistics has predicted employment growth in this field at almost 36% between 2010–2020; exceeding the average for all occupations. Epidemiologists can be found in local, state, and federal government, businesses, especially insurance companies, pharmaceutical companies, and businesses that develop medical devices, hospitals, outpatient care centers, universities, and health foundations. A Master of Public Health (MPH) degree in epidemiology can lead to careers such as:
  • Disease Surveillance Manager
  • Health Data Analyst
  • Epidemiologist
  • Researcher

The graduate with a doctoral degree in epidemiology is prepared for a career as an independent researcher, academician, or practitioner of epidemiology. Graduates from the doctoral program may receive additional research training in postdoctoral positions at a university, research institute or federal research agency, then pursue careers as professors at universities or researchers or executive leaders in places such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Institutes of Health, the World Health Organization, or in the healthcare or pharmaceutical industry.

Environmental Health Student Society

To find out more about Environmental health, consider joining the Environmental Health Student Society at Indiana University

 The Environmental Health Student Society seeks to unite all students in Environmental Health, Occupational Health and Safety, and related fields. EHSS aims to promote awareness of environmental health issues and practices in order to facilitate greater understanding of the field of Environmental Health itself, while also enhancing the knowledge and skills of its members within this field. Our overall objective is to help create capable and well-connected Environmental Health professionals, who are ready to address numerous environmental and public health issues we face today.


Graduates with training in biostatistics are needed for development of statistical methodology and analysis and interpretation of data used in biomedical sciences and public health. Biostatisticians are employed throughout the full range of health-related systems, including pharmaceutical and healthcare industry, public health departments, hospitals, insurance and other health administrative entities, and universities. A biostatistician provides strategic and scientific leadership for the statistical analysis of clinical programs and associated clinical trials.  Common job tasks include defininge the data analysis methodologies, directing implementation of methodologies and interpretation of findings, and craft and communicate key messages to internal audiences and selected external audiences. The biostatistician may also interact with regulatory agencies on matters related to the data from clinical programs or trials. The job market in this area is expected to grow 33% from 2021 to 2031 see

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