Epidemiology

The Epidemiology concentration in the University of Massachusetts Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences prepares students to unravel complex health issues by the study of the distribution of the spread of disease, social factors and other risk factors. Epidemiology offers a wide range of academic programs including:

Our faculty fosters a unique environment in which practical involvement in transdisciplinary research collaborations enhance learning, and are involved in multiple avenues of research, including community-based research, women’s health issues, physical activity, nutrition, and biomarkers.

In the Spotlight

University of Massachusetts Epidemiology alum Maegan Boutot

Results of a new study led by recent Epidemiology graduate alumna Maegan Boutot and Professor Elizabeth Bertone-Johnson suggest that long-term, high intake of vegetable protein from such foods as whole grains, soy and tofu, may protect women from early menopause and could prolong reproductive function.

University of Massachusetts Epidemiology graduate student Alexandra Purdue-Smithe

Epidemiology doctoral candidate Alexandra Purdue-Smithe and advisor Professor Elizabeth Bertone-Johnson co-authored an article finding vitamin D and calcium are associated with lower risk of early menopause.