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
Assistant Professor of Epidemiology Nicole VanKim has received a four-year, $600,000 early career development award from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases to investigate physiologic stress and sexual orientation disparities in risk for Type 2 diabetes among women.
Professor of Epidemiology and Chair of the Department of Health Promotion and Policy Elizabeth Bertone-Johnson presented "Why the Menstrual Cycle Matters," the first talk in the 2020-21 UMass Amherst Distinguished Faculty Lecture Series. During the lecture, she was awarded the Chancellor’s Medal, the highest recognition bestowed upon faculty by the campus.
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.