The goal of our department is to advance knowledge on the cause of disease and improve public health through research and education. Our degree programs are designed to help students achieve the knowledge, skill, and philosophy they will need to have an influential career in public health.
The master of public health (MPH) in epidemiology (EPI) provides students with the necessary tools to conceptualize a public health problem, design studies, collect data, analyze data, and interpret and report the results of studies.
The master of public health (MPH) in global epidemiology (GLEPI) is a joint program offered by the Hubert Department of Global Health and the Department of Epidemiology. Students learn qualitative and quantitative research methodologies that they can put to practical use on a global level.
The master of science in public health (MSPH) degree in epidemiology (EPI) is a professional degree designed for students seeking more in-depth training in epidemiologic research.
The master of science in public health degree (MSPH) in global epidemiology (GLEPI) is a joint program offered by the Hubert Department of Global Health and the Department of Epidemiology. Students are trained in quantitative and qualitative research methodologies and receive a more in-depth education in the analytic aspects of epidemiology.
The PhD in epidemiology (EPI) is offered through Emory’s Laney Graduate School and trains students to become independent investigators. Students develop skills that will enable them to be successful in PhD-level positions in academia, the government, and the private sector.
The Department offers required courses that focus on epidemiologic study design and analysis. This knowledge allows students to apply their skills to any research or service area they choose. Elective course offerings are available in many areas of study, including, but not limited to: cancer, cardiovascular diseases, epidemiologic methods, genetic and molecular epidemiology, infectious diseases, nutrition and physical activity, reproductive, perinatal, social epidemiology, and women's and children's health.
Our faculty participate in research fieldwork in and out of the United States, as well as long-term follow-up of groups at home and abroad. Research areas include:
- Cardiovascular diseases
- Genetic and molecular epidemiology
- Health and disease in correctional systems
- Infectious diseases
- Public health preparedness
- Renal diseases
- Social determinants of health
- Women and children’s health (especially pregnancy and the perinatal period)
Collaboration is an integral component to our department. A few of the centers we are affiliated with include:
- Center for Public Health Preparedness and Research
- Center for Spina Bifida Research, Prevention and Policy
- Emory Center for AIDS Research
- Emory Program in Cardiovascular Outcomes Research and Epidemiology
- The Georgia Center for Cancer Statistics
- Maternal and Child Health Center of Excellence
Our work with these centers illustrates the practical ways we can apply epidemiological principles to critical national and international problems.