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 interdisciplinary research team including lead author Allyson Rosati, who recently completed a master’s in molecular and cellular biology, environmental epigeneticist Richard Pilsner, and epidemiologist Brian Whitcomb, has identified a single-measure biomarker in sperm mitochondrial DNA that may predict male reproductive health and pregnancy success.
As part of a broader campus response to the COVID-19 pandemic, a Biostatistics & Epidemiology team comprised of Laura Balzer, Andrew Lover, and James Peng has designed and are maintaing the UMass Amherst COVID-19 Dashboard.
The Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology at the University of Massachusetts School of Public Health and Health Sciences provides students with strong analytic and quantitative skills needed to conduct professional level public health research, disease surveillance, program evaluation, and public health practice.