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

UMass Amherst biostatistician Valerie Evans

UMass Amherst biostatistician and SEIGMA project member Valerie Evans, with colleagues at the U.K.’s Newcastle University, call for action on India's drug regulatory system, which allows use of diabetes drug treatments that have not been shown effective or safe, in a paper recently published in the British Medical Journal.

University of Massachusetts Epidemiology faculty Rachel Volberg

The Social and Economic Impacts of Gambling in Massachusetts (SEIGMA) research team led by Rachel Volberg, Research Associate Professor of Epidemiology, has released a report on the first major adult cohort study of gambling conducted in the United States. By surveying the same individuals over time, cohort studies provide information on how gambling and problem gambling develops, progresses, and remits.