Welcome to Epidemiology in the School of Public Health and Health Sciences. The Epidemiology faculty, as part of the Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, prepare students to unravel complex health issues by the study of the distribution of the spread of disease, social factors and other risk factors. Through the design and conduct of research studies, epidemiologists extend basic knowledge of disease processes leading to prevention strategies, and aid in the development and evaluation of such prevention strategies. The discipline makes heavy use of biostatistics, along with the core areas of public health with related health science disciplines. The faculty fosters a unique environment in which practical involvement in transdisciplinary research collaborations enhance learning and provide a dynamic, rewarding environment. The faculty work closely with the Biostatistics faculty, and are involved in multiple avenues of research, including community based research, women’s health issues, physical activity, nutrition, and biomarkers. Outstanding opportunities await you. Come join us.
in the spotlight
The Social and Economic Impacts of Gambling in Massachusetts (SEIGMA) research team has released a comprehensive report of findings from a large baseline population survey that assessed Massachusetts residents’ attitudes about gambling, gambling participation, and gambling-related problems.
Epidemiology faculty Katherine Reeves is leading the largest study to date investigating phthalate exposure and breast cancer risk with a three-year, $1.5 million grant from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences