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.

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UMass Amherst Associate Professor of Epidemiology Brian Whitcomb

Brian Whitcomb, Associate Professor of Epidemiology at UMass Amherst, and Ashley Naimi of the University of Pittsburgh, will lead a new section of the American Journal of Epidemiology titled the “Methods Corner.”

An interdisciplinary research team including Professor of Epidemiology Susan Sturgeon has received a $3.1 million NIH grant to measure the impact of a diet rich in fruits and vegetables on the breast cancer risk of lactating women.

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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.