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:
- Master of Public Health (M.P.H.)
- Master of Science (M.S.)
- Accelerated Master's Degree Program
- Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
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
An unprecedented gambling study led by Research Professor of Epidemiology Rachel Volberg has ended with the delivery of a sweeping, 178-page report that advances knowledge on gambling behaviors and recommends prevention, treatment, and policy guidelines to support players’ health.
By ensuring ethnic diversity in a largescale genetic study, an international team of researchers, including genetic epidemiologist Cassandra Spracklen, has identified more regions of the genome linked to type 2 diabetes-related traits.
Graduate students from across all SPHHS departments tell us why they love UMass, why they chose to attend, and what their education has given them.