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 ensemble forecast representing multiple models has generated the most consistent predictions of COVID-19 deaths, according to preliminary research by a team of biostatisticians and epidemiologists led by Nicholas Reich, director of the UMass Amherst-based COVID-19 Forecast Hub and the Influenza Forecasting Center of Excellence. The team evaluated about 200,000 forecasts of pandemic deaths from around 25 global teams of infectious-disease forecasters.
Distinguished Professor of Epidemiology Susan Hankinson has been awarded the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Distinguished Lectureship in Breast Cancer Research 2020. This lectureship recognizes an outstanding scientist whose work has inspired or has the potential to inspire new perspectives on the etiology, diagnosis, treatment, or prevention of breast cancer.
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.