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 faculty Susan Hankinson

Susan Hankinson, Professor and Chair of the Department of Biostatistics & Epidemiology, is one of seven University of Massachusetts Amherst researchers listed as among “the world’s leading scientific minds,” by Thomson Reuters. The ranking came about through a survey done by the firm of researchers whose publications are among the most influential in their fields.

University of Massachusetts Epidemiology graduate student Alexandra Purdue-Smithe

Doctoral candidate Alexandra Purdue-Smithe is co-author of an article in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition finding caffeine is not associated with premenstrual syndrome. "To our knowledge, no other studies have addressed this question," she writes.