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

UMass Amherst Assistant Professor of Epidemiology Andrew Lover

The University of Massachusetts Amherst has received a $10 million, five-year award from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to create the New England Center of Excellence in Vector-Borne Diseases. Infectious disease epidemiologist Andrew Lover will serve as its deputy director.

UMass Amherst Assistant Professor of Epidemiology Cassandra Spracklen

Ongoing worldwide research of diverse populations by an international team of scientists, including genetic epidemiologist Cassandra Spracklen, has shed important new light on how genes contribute to type 2 diabetes. Their findings appear in a new study published in Nature Genetics.

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