Epidemiology

Major: Epidemiology
Degree Awarded: Master of Science (MS); Master of Public Health (MPH); Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Calendar Type: Quarter
Total Credit Hours: 45.0 (MS); 56.0 (MPH); 69.0 (PhD)
Co-op Option: None
Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) code: 26.1309
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code:
19-1041

About the Programs

The MS in Epidemiology

The goal of the MS in Epidemiology program is to produce graduates who have a solid understanding of epidemiologic principles and methods, and the demonstrated ability and capacity to apply that understanding and skill to solve complex health issues.

The curriculum and project requirements are designed to provide, and then to demonstrate, the ability to effectively engage in and report research. This includes the development of appropriate research questions and aims, the design and conduct of epidemiologic studies, and the appropriate analysis, interpretation and presentation of research data. Upon graduation, MS students will have attained competencies in two areas: general epidemiology knowledge and skills, and epidemiologic research methods. This program is for students interested in a terminal degree in applied epidemiologic and health research, as well as those who may wish to pursue doctoral training in epidemiology.

The MPH in Epidemiology

The Dornsife School of Public Health is pleased to unveil a new Master of Public Health curriculum beginning in the Fall quarter of 2017. The redesigned MPH program provides students with the knowledge and skills they need to make a difference in today's public health world.

The full-time program is structured on a quarter basis with 56.0 total credit hours required for completion of the degree over five quarters. Starting with the class entering in Fall 2017, full-time MPH students will select a major at the time of completion.

Program Highlights

The new curriculum incorporates several key elements:

  • Solid training in state-of-the-art core competencies that students need to be effective
  • Integration and interdisciplinary from the very beginning
  • Flexibility to incorporate specialization in several public health areas
  • Extensive opportunities for community, practice and research engagement
  • Graduate in only 5 quarters, allowing a head start in the job market

MPH Epidemiology students learn and apply quantitative approaches to characterize, monitor, and understand the health of populations. Students gain experience in the design of epidemiologic studies and in the analysis of data. Epidemiology and Biostatistics faculty focus on a range of analytic approaches and their application to a spectrum of topics including social inequalities in health, neighborhood differences in health, chronic and infectious disease epidemiology, the epidemiology of health across life stages, nutrition, physical activity and obesity, and clinical research.  Career paths in epidemiology often involve data collection, analyses, and interpretation to inform policy and practice in governmental, private, nonprofit, academic and healthcare settings. Epidemiology graduates may also manage research studies that lead to the changes in decision making in public health.

The PhD in Epidemiology

The PhD in Epidemiology program prepares students to approach problems with the critical analytic skills necessary for the generation of substantial and significant epidemiologic questions, and to utilize the most rigorous and parsimonious research strategies to answer such questions. Additionally, integral values of the Department and School will infuse students with the commitment to pursue important and innovative topics of inquiry even when faced with methodological challenges, and to undertake studies that generate knowledge applicable to diverse social, ethnic, and geographically defined populations.

Graduates will develop the skill and expertise necessary to initiate and direct the scientifically rigorous research necessary to generate the knowledge upon which to base public health and medical care policies and procedures designed to foster the maintenance and improvement of the health and well-being of populations.

For additional information about these programs, visit the Dornsife School of Public Health web site.

Admission Requirements (MS)

Applicants to the MS in Epidemiology program must meet the following requirements:

  • A baccalaureate degree
  • Two semesters of college math
  • Two courses of college biology (i.e. microbiology, physiology, genetics, etc.)
  • Competitive applicants will possess a undergraduate GPA of 3.30 or higher and GRE or MCAT scores above the 60th percentile.

The Application Process will include:

  • Completion of the Schools of Public Health Common Application
  • Undergraduate and graduate transcripts (international transcripts must be evaluated by World Education Services)
  • A written statement of career and educational goals, professional experience, and area of research interest
  • Three letters of recommendation from faculty or professionals who can evaluate the applicant's promise as a graduate student
  • Resume or CV
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) for applicants whose first language is not English
  • Official GRE or MCAT scores (no other standardized test accepted for this program)

Applicants to the MS in Epidemiology program should apply using the Schools of Public Health Application Services (SOPHAS). For more information and to apply online, visit www.sophas.org. No supplemental application is required.

Please note: The Dornsife School of Public Health's code for submitting GRE scores is 2194. The SOPHAS GRE school code is 7890.

Degree Requirements: MS in Epidemiology

Completion of the MS in Epidemiology requires a:

  • Minimum of 39.0 credit hours of course work
  • Cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher
  • Substantial data analysis project (6.0 credit hours) with a written report and oral presentation
Required Courses
Foundation Courses
EPI 500Introduction to Epidemiology and Biostatistics I3.0
EPI 501Introduction to Epidemiology and Biostatistics II3.0
Epidemiology
EPI 561Pathophysiologic Basis of Epidemiologic Research3.0
EPI 560Intermediate Epidemiology3.0
EPI 550Applied Survey Research in Epidemiology3.0
Biostatistics
BST 555Introduction to Statistical Computing3.0
BST 560Intermediate Biostatistics I3.0
BST 553Longitudinal Data Analysis3.0
Master's Project Courses
EPI 590Master of Science Epidemiology Project6.0
Electives
Students must select 15.0 credits total. Some potential electives include the following:15.0
Epidemiology of Cancer
Epidemiology for Public Health Practice
Infectious Disease Epidemiology
Perinatal Epidemiology
Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology & Prevention
Making Sense of Data
Pharmacoepidemiology
Pathophysiologic Basis of Epidemiologic Research
Data Science Using R
Autism as a Public Health Challenge
Health and Design Research
Perinatal Epidemiology
Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology & Prevention
Applied Multivariate Analysis
Design & Analysis of Clinical Trials
Nonparametric and Semiparametric Models
Linear Statistical Models
Generalized Linear Models
Total Credits45.0


 

Sample Plan of Study (MS)

First Year
Term 1Credits
EPI 500Introduction to Epidemiology and Biostatistics I3.0
BST 555Introduction to Statistical Computing3.0
EPI 561Pathophysiologic Basis of Epidemiologic Research3.0
 Term Credits9.0
Term 2
EPI 501Introduction to Epidemiology and Biostatistics II3.0
Electives6.0
 Term Credits9.0
Term 3
EPI 560Intermediate Epidemiology3.0
BST 560Intermediate Biostatistics I3.0
Elective3.0
 Term Credits9.0
Term 4
BST 553Longitudinal Data Analysis3.0
EPI 590Master of Science Epidemiology Project3.0
Elective3.0
 Term Credits9.0
Term 5
EPI 550Applied Survey Research in Epidemiology3.0
EPI 590Master of Science Epidemiology Project3.0
Elective3.0
 Term Credits9.0
Total Credit: 45.0

Admission Requirements (MPH)

The School of Public Health seeks students with intellectual and interpersonal competencies as well as those with potential for leadership. The school has set a high priority on establishing a student body that is representative of the nation's population. We strive to recruit and to admit applicants from underrepresented minority groups who can contribute to the richness of our student population and to that of the nation's public health professionals.

Admissions Process

  • The Admissions Committee carefully reviews applications and gives personal essays and letters of recommendation particular attention.
  • The selection process weighs prior academic and personal accomplishments, emphasizing demonstrated leadership.
  • Diversity of background and outside interests, depth of self-appraisal, commitment to public heath, and working with individuals are highly valued.
  • Prior work experience in a field related to public health is highly recommended.

Applicants should have:

  • Satisfactorily completed an undergraduate bachelor degree program in an accredited US college or university, or its equivalent in another country
  • A course in Statistics is highly recommended
  • Six undergraduate or graduate credits in the social or behavioral sciences and three in the biological sciences are preferred, but not required
  • Satisfactory results from one of the following taken within the past five years (the GRE or GMAT is preferred):
    • Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
    • Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT)
    • Medical College Admission Test (MCAT)
    • Law School Admission Test (LSAT)
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) for applicants whose first language is not English

Applicants to the MS in Epidemiology program should apply using the Schools of Public Health Application Services (SOPHAS).

For more information and to apply online, visit www.sophas.org.

The Application Process also requires:

  • Completion of the Schools of Public Health Common Application.
  • A personal essay describing what you perceive to be pressing public health issues, why a career in the field appeals to you, and how it will use your strengths and commitment
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Resume or CV

Please note: The Dornsife School of Public Health's code for submitting GRE scores is 2194. The SOPHAS GRE school code is 7890.

Applicants to the joint MD/MPH program must be accepted to both the Drexel College of Medicine and the Dornsife School of Public Health.

Degree Requirements: MPH in Epidemiology

Curriculum

Core Courses

All students will begin their studies in Public Health Foundations and Systems and Public Health Research Methods; two new multidisciplinary core courses which will be team-taught by faculty from each department. The courses are designed to run across the first two quarters and total 16.0 credits. This format ensures that course development is shaped by content/disciplinary experts and includes the breadth and depth of relevant skills that all MPH graduates will need regardless of their chosen discipline.

Discipline-Specific Courses

Students will take four discipline-specific courses in Epidemiology over the five-quarter MPH program.

MPH Practical Experience

All MPH degree students must develop skills in basic public health concepts and demonstrate capacity to apply these concepts through a practical experience relevant to their area of specialization. "Practice" refers to implementing (doing) public health, rather than understanding (studying, researching) public health.

The practical experience is an applied, field-based requirement that gives students experience in the practice of public health (no credits) – requiring depth (120-240 hours in a field placement) and breadth (1 experience per month) – including participation in short-term volunteer opportunities and participation in on- or off-campus learning opportunities. The practical experience requirement can begin during the third quarter of year one and be completed during the summer or the second year of study.

Integrative Learning Experience

The integrative learning experience (ILE) is the culminating requirement for MPH students.

Epidemiology students will take 3 credits in the final 2 quarters of the program.  For the ILE, students spend approximately 12 hours each week working on a community-oriented, health-related project, often working as an integral part of a community-based organization. This can be in the areas of government, healthcare and social services, among others. Students may also work with faculty in specific research areas.

In preparation for developing a culminating high quality written product that demonstrates mastery of core public health and discipline-specific competencies, students are required to identify an issue or problem of significance to the target community or agency, synthesize the literature, develop an approach or methodology to address the issue and either implement and test the validity of a proposed approach or set out a detailed prescription for addressing the problem.

Program Requirements

MPH Foundation Courses
PBHL 510Public Health Foundations and Systems I4.0
PBHL 511Public Health Foundations and Systems II4.0
PBHL 512Methods for Public Health Research I 4.0
PBHL 513Methods for Public Health Research II4.0
EPI Foundation Courses
EPI 500Introduction to Epidemiology and Biostatistics I3.0
EPI 501Introduction to Epidemiology and Biostatistics II4.0
EPI 560Intermediate Epidemiology3.0
BST 560Intermediate Biostatistics I3.0
EPI 550Applied Survey Research in Epidemiology3.0
or EPI 552 Epidemiology for Public Health Practice
Integrative Learning Experience
EPI 750Integrative Learning Experience in Epidemiology I3.0
EPI 751Integrative Learning Experience in Epidemiology II3.0
Practical Experience
PBHL 500Practical Experience for the Master of Public Health0.0
Electives *18.0
Biostatistics Electives
Statistical Inference I
Longitudinal Data Analysis
Survival Data Analysis
Applied Multivariate Analysis
Intermediate SAS
Design & Analysis of Clinical Trials
Applied Bayesian Analysis
Statistical Consulting
Nonparametric and Semiparametric Models
Linear Statistical Models
Generalized Linear Models
Statistical Inference II
Advanced Statistical Computing
Community Health and Prevention Electives
Behavior and Social Change Theories
Community Engagement in Public Health Practice & Research
Multi-Method Data Analysis in Community Health & Prevention
History of Public Health
Overview of Maternal and Child Health
Global Issues in Maternal and Child Health
Prevention Principles and Practices
Community Based Prevention Practices
Outcomes and Impact Evaluation
Public Health Ethics
Animals and Public Health
Drug Use and Public Health
Multicultural Competence in Community Health and Prevention
Theory and Practice of Community Health and Prevention
Theory and Practice in Health Communication
Outcomes Assessment of Community Health and Prevention
Research with Rare, Stigmatized and Hidden Populations
LGBT Health Disparities
Intersectional Perspectives
Public Health Practice in and with Latino Communities
Migration and Health
Theory & Practice of Community Health and Prevention II
Research Methods for Community Health and Prevention
Qualitative Research in Community Health
Community Based Participatory Research
Measuring Health
Advanced Topics in Qualitative Analysis & Manuscript Development
Environmental and Occupational Health Electives
Overview of Issues in Global Health
Healthy Housing & Built Environment
Exposure Assessment
Environmental Health in Vulnerable Populations
Public Health and Disaster Preparedness
Occupational and Environmental Cancers
Microbes and Public Health Practice
Infection Prevention and Control in the Healthcare Environment
Public Health Impacts of Global Climate Change
Crisis and Risk Communication in Public Health
Injury Prevention and Control
Safety in Healthcare
Quantitative Risk Analysis for Environmental Health
Proseminar in Global Health Ethics
Public Health in Developing Countries
Globalization, Development and Comparative Health Systems
Monitoring and Evaluation in Global Health
Global Health Integration Module and Field Practicum Experience
Epidemiology Electives
Epidemiology of Cancer
Infectious Disease Epidemiology
Perinatal Epidemiology
Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology & Prevention
Making Sense of Data
Pharmacoepidemiology
Pathophysiologic Basis of Epidemiologic Research
Data Science Using R
Autism as a Public Health Challenge
Health and Design Research
Advanced Epidemiology
Causal Inference in Epidemiology
Methodological Challenges
Health Management and Policy Electives
Health Management and Policy I
Health Management and Policy II
Evolution of United States Health Policy
Legal Aspects of Public Health
The Business of Healthcare: Advanced Healthcare Financial Management
Healthcare Planning Principles and Practice
Policy Analysis for Population Health
Health Organizational Leadership
Health Care Organizations and Management
Health Disparities: Systemic, Structural, Environmental & Economic
Historical and Contemporary Developments in Social Justice
Perspectives on Gender, Race, Ethnicity, and Social Class
Issues in United States Health Policy
Violence, Trauma and Adversity in Public Health
Public Health Leadership
Public Health Advocacy and Activism
Seminar in Fire Arms and Public Health
The Politics of Food & Gender
Health Systems Policy Analysis
Management of Healthcare Outcomes
Managing a Public Health Agency
Change Management in Public Health
Fundamentals of Disaster Management
Public Health Funding & Program Development
Organizational Finance Seminar: Case Studies in Health Care
Health Care Strategy and Operations: Creating Change
Health Care Data Analytics
Introduction to GIS for Public Health
Using Data to Drive Policy and Practice
Health and Human Rights
Health Services Research
Qualitative Methods for Health Policy Research and Practice
Cost Benefit Analysis for Health Services
Methods in Implementation Science
Health Economics I
Health Economics II
Total Credits56.0

Sample Plan of Study (MPH)

First Year
Term 1Credits
PBHL 510Public Health Foundations and Systems I4.0
PBHL 512Methods for Public Health Research I 4.0
EPI 500Introduction to Epidemiology and Biostatistics I3.0
 Term Credits11.0
Term 2
PBHL 511Public Health Foundations and Systems II4.0
PBHL 513Methods for Public Health Research II4.0
EPI 501Introduction to Epidemiology and Biostatistics II4.0
 Term Credits12.0
Term 3
EPI 560Intermediate Epidemiology3.0
BST 560Intermediate Biostatistics I3.0
EPI 500
or 552
Introduction to Epidemiology and Biostatistics I
Epidemiology for Public Health Practice
3.0
PBHL 500Practical Experience for the Master of Public Health0.0
 Term Credits9.0
Term 4
Elective3.0
Elective3.0
Elective3.0
EPI 750Integrative Learning Experience in Epidemiology I3.0
 Term Credits12.0
Term 5
Elective3.0
Elective3.0
Elective3.0
EPI 751Integrative Learning Experience in Epidemiology II3.0
 Term Credits12.0
Total Credit: 56.0

Admission Requirements (PhD)

Applicants to the PhD program in Epidemiology must meet the following requirements:

  • Master’s degree in epidemiology or a related field.
  • Potential for high level of performance in the PhD program and subsequent contributions to the field of epidemiology.

The Application Process will include:

  • Completion of the Schools of Public Health Common Application
  • Undergraduate and graduate transcripts (international transcripts must be evaluated by World Education Services)
  • A written statement of career and educational goals, professional experience, and area of research interest
  • Three letters of recommendation from faculty or professionals who can evaluate the applicant's promise as a graduate student
  • Resume or CV
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) for applicants whose first language is not English
  • Official GRE or MCAT scores (no other standardized test accepted for this program)

Applicants to the MS in Epidemiology program should apply using the Schools of Public Health Application Services (SOPHAS). For more information and to apply online, visit www.sophas.org. No supplemental application is required.

Please note: The Dornsife School of Public Health's code for submitting GRE scores is 2194. The SOPHAS GRE school code is 7890.

An in-person or telephone/online interview is required of all finalists.

All entering students are expected to have already completed introductory and intermediate level epidemiology and biostatistics courses as part of their Master’s program or must enroll in these courses, or their equivalents, as additional requirements.

Forms, details about requirements, and information about application deadlines are all available on the Dornsife School of Public Health website.

Degree Requirements: PhD in Epidemiology

Completion of the PhD in Epidemiology requires:

  • a minimum of 69.0 quarter credit hours of course work beyond the master's degree;
  • a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.3;
  • passing the doctoral comprehensive examination;
  • passing the candidacy oral examination;
  • completing a dissertation of publishable quality; 
  • passing the final defense.

A student in the PhD degree program shall have seven calendar years from the date of initial registration to complete and successfully defend a dissertation.

Electives

All students must complete two Epidemiology area selectives and two Biostatistics area selectives, and three electives. 

Doctoral Core Courses
BST 560Intermediate Biostatistics I3.0
EPI 560Intermediate Epidemiology3.0
Select one of the following courses:3.0
CHP 607Public Health Ethics3.0
or HMP 802 Health and Human Rights
Departmental Required Courses
BST 555Introduction to Statistical Computing3.0
BST 620Intermediate Biostatistics II3.0
EPI 550Applied Survey Research in Epidemiology3.0
EPI 561Pathophysiologic Basis of Epidemiologic Research3.0
EPI 700Advanced Epidemiology4.0
EPI 800Epidemiology PhD Seminar3.0
EPI 801Causal Inference in Epidemiology3.0
EPI 802Methodological Challenges3.0
EPI 803Proposal Writing Seminar3.0
Dissertation 11.0
Thesis Research: Dissertation Guidance in Epidemiology
Epidemiology Selectives (choose 2) 6.0
Infectious Disease Epidemiology
Perinatal Epidemiology
Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology & Prevention
Pharmacoepidemiology
Exposure Assessment
Biostatistics Selectives (choose 2)6.0
Longitudinal Data Analysis
Survival Data Analysis
Linear Statistical Models
Generalized Linear Models
Advanced Statistical Computing
Elective6.0
Total Credits69.0

 See the PhD Program Guide for additional information.

*

Number of credits taken each quarter is variable depending on stage of the project and other credit load. May be taken for additional credits if necessary.

Sample Plan of Study (PhD)

First Year
Term 1Credits
EPI 560Intermediate Epidemiology3.0
BST 560Intermediate Biostatistics I3.0
BST 555Introduction to Statistical Computing3.0
 Term Credits9.0
Term 2
EPI 550Applied Survey Research in Epidemiology3.0
BST 620Intermediate Biostatistics II3.0
EPI 700Advanced Epidemiology4.0
 Term Credits10.0
Term 3
EPI 802Methodological Challenges3.0
Selective or Elective3.0
Selective or Elective3.0
 Term Credits9.0
Term 4
EPI 800Epidemiology PhD Seminar3.0
EPI 803Proposal Writing Seminar3.0
Selective or Elective3.0
 Term Credits9.0
Term 5
EPI 561Pathophysiologic Basis of Epidemiologic Research3.0
EPI 801Causal Inference in Epidemiology3.0
Selective or Elective3.0
 Term Credits9.0
Term 6
CHP 607
or HMP 802
Public Health Ethics
Health and Human Rights
3.0
Selective or Elective3.0
Selective or Elective3.0
 Term Credits9.0
Term 7
EPI 999Thesis Research: Dissertation Guidance in Epidemiology3.0
Selective or Elective3.0
 Term Credits6.0
Term 8
EPI 999Thesis Research: Dissertation Guidance in Epidemiology4.0
 Term Credits4.0
Term 9
EPI 999Thesis Research: Dissertation Guidance in Epidemiology4.0
 Term Credits4.0
Total Credit: 69.0

Dornsife School of Public Health Faculty

Amy Auchincloss, PhD, MPH (University of Michigan). Associate Professor. Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Environmental determinants of health and the health effects of air pollution; contribution of resources in residential environments to health behaviors, obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease; the use of spatial analysis methods and agent-based mode
Zekarias Berhane, PhD (University of Pittsburgh). Assistant Research Professor. Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Modeling time-to-event data with single and multiple outcomes, mixed effect models and regression diagnostics.
Sandra Bloom, MD (Temple University School of Medicine). Associate Professor. Department of Health Management and Policy. Psychological trauma and organizational stress.
Jennifer Breaux, DrPh, MPH, CHES (Drexel University). Assistant Professor. Department of Community Health and Prevention. Maternal and child health, community health, human rights.
Darryl Brown, PhD (Johns Hopkins University). Assistant Professor. Department of Health Management and Policy. Health care research and planning; patient outcomes and applied health economic methods.
Robert J. Brulle, PhD (George Washington University). Professor. Environmental policy and politics, climate change, critical theory, marine risk, social movements, environmental sociology.
James W. Buehler, MD (University of California, San Francisco). Clinical Professor. Department of Health Management and Policy. Public health preparedness, e-health, health policy, building public health infrastructure and capacity, chronic diseases, behavioral health, data privacy, emergency preparedness and public health practice.
Igor Burstyn, PhD (Utrecht University). Associate Professor. Department of of Environmental and Occupational Health. Occupational and environmental epidemiology, industrial hygiene, endocrine disruptors, environmental exposures, biomarkers, air quality, gene-environmental interaction, maternal and child health, Bayesian statistics, statistical modeling, etiology of autism.
Amy Carroll-Scott, PhD, MPH (University of California at Los Angeles). Assistant Professor. Department of Community Health and Prevention. The social and contextual determinants of persistent health disparities and the application of social science and community-based participatory research methods to understanding and eliminating such disparities.
Esther Chernak, MD, MPH, FACP (UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School) Director of the Center for Public Health Readiness and Communication; Director of Joint Degree Programs. Associate Clinical Professor. Department of Environmental and Occupational Health. Adjunct Faculty, Drexel University College of Medicine; Public health emergency preparedness, infectious diseases, public health practice, global health.
Mariana Chilton, PhD, MPH (University of Pennsylvania) Director, Center for Hunger-Free Communities. Associate Professor. Department of Health Management and Policy. Nutrition, housing and health; chronic diseases; human rights, chronic diseases, community health, human rights and hunger.
Theodore Corbin, MD, MPP (Drexel University) Joint Appointment between Dornsife School of Public Health and Drexel University College of Medicine. Assistant Professor. Department of Health Management and Policy. Health policy; design of care systems; high risk youth; violence; healthcare services; injury prevention.
Anneclaire De Roos, PhD, MPH (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill). Associate Professor. Department of Environmental and Occupational Health. Environmental and occupational epidemiology, exposure assessment, pesticides, persistent organic pollutants, drinking water quality, air pollution, urban environments, chemical risk assessment.
Ana Diez Roux, MD, PhD, MPH (Johns Hopkins University) Dean, Dornsife School of Public Health. Distinguished Professor. Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Social determinants of health; neighborhoods and health; psychosocial factors; air pollution, cardiovascular disease epidemiology; multilevel and systems methods; urban health and health in Latin America.
Mary Duden, MBA (Drexel University). Associate Teaching Professor. Department of Health Management and Policy. Health care for the underserved and health disparities.
Jerome Dugan, PhD (Rice University) Primary appointment in Health Economics at the Drexel College of Nursing and Health Professions. Assistant Professor. Department of Health Management and Policy. Insurance markets and healthcare regulation.
Nancy Epstein, MPH, MAHL (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill). Associate Professor. Department of Community Health and Prevention. Community organizing and community engagement strategies; religion and health; health policy and advocacy; organizational and group dynamics; health promotion; behavioral health; oral health; evaluation of community health programs.
Alison A. Evans, ScD (Harvard University). Associate Professor. Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Epidemiology of infectious diseases and cancer; cohort studies; minority and immigrant health; chronic viral infections; hepatitis b; eliminantion of viral hepatitis; immunization; perinatal transmission.
Jerry Fagliano, MPH, PhD (Johns Hopkins University) Chair, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health. Associate Clinical Professor. Children's health and environmental exposures; health impacts of climate change; inequities in environmental exposure and disease; risks from transportation of hazardous materials; spatial distribution and clustering of disease.
Robert I. Field, PhD, JD, MPH (Columbia University) Joint Appointment in the Drexel University Kline School of Law. Professor. Department of Health Management and Policy. Health law and public health; ethical issues in managed care, public policy and legal facets of health care reform and genetic screening.
Janet Fleetwood, PhD (University of Southern California) Vice Provost for Strategic Development & Initiatives. Professor. Department of Community Health and Prevention. Bioethics, Strategic Planning, Social Justice & Equity.
Arthur L. Frank, MD, PhD (City University of New York) Chair Emeritus. Professor. Department of Environmental and Occupational Health. Environmental and occupational health, agricultural safety and health, pneumoconiosis, occupational toxicology, environmental pollution.
Dennis Gallagher, MA, MPA (University of Pittsburgh). Assistant Teaching Professor. Department of Health Management and Policy. Health department structure and financing; health policy and law; Medicare/Medicaid and public health infrastructure.
Pamela Geller, PhD (Kent State University). Associate Professor. Stressful life events and physical and mental health outcomes, particularly in the area of women's reproductive health (e.g. pregnancy, pregnancy loss, infertility, medical education).
Marla Gold, MD (University of Medicine and Dentistry-New Jersey Medical School) Dean Emerita. Professor. Department of Health Management and Policy. Design of HIV/AIDS care systems, treatment protocols, resource utilization, and epidemiology; CQI, managed care and systems of health care, health administration, behavioral health care and substance abuse treatment systems.
Edward J. Gracely, PhD (Temple University) Joint Appointment in Drexel University College of Medicine. Associate Professor. Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Statistics, experimental design/research methods and statistical analysis, clinical trials.
Ghassan Hamra, PhD (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill). Assistant Professor. Department of Environmental and Occupational Health. Environmental and occupational epidemiology, Bayesian statistics, exposure assessment.
William J. Hickey, PhD (Northwestern University). Associate Teaching Professor. Department of Health Management and policy. Health care administration and organizational culture.
Mary E. Hovinga, PhD, MPH (University of Michigan). Associate Professor. Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Cancer, cognitive disabilities; PCBs and DDT, lead exposure; neurological disorders, environmental hazards, epidemiologic study design.
Ann Klassen, PhD (Johns Hopkins University). Professor. Department of Community Health and Prevention. HIV/AIDS, food safety, excess burden intervention, GIS-based and spatial analysis.
Jennifer Kolker, MPH (University of Michigan) Associate Dean for Public Health Practice; Director of Executive MPH Program. Assistant Teaching Professor. Department of Health Management and Policy. Maternal and child health; federally qualified health center program; urban health issues; health department structure and financing; health policy and law; legislative advocacy; Medicare/Medicaid; preterm birth; public health education and training; public health infrastructure; welfare economics; women's health.
Brent Langellier, PhD, MA (University of California, Los Angelos). Assistant Professor. Department of Health Management and Policy. Health and health care disparities, Latino health, complex systems, quantitative methods, GIS.
Stephen E. Lankenau, PhD (University of Maryland). Professor. Department of Community Health and Prevention. HIV/AIDS, overdose prevention, prescription drug misuse, medical marijuana, injection drug use, high risk youth, homelessness.
Felice Le-Scherban, PhD, MPH (University of Michigan). Assistant Professor. Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Life course approaches to socioeconomic, racial, and ethnic health disparities; social determinants of health among immigrants; causal links between education and health; analytic methods in social epidemiology.
Brian K. Lee, PhD (Johns Hopkins University). Associate Professor. Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Environmental determinants and epidemiology of autism spectrum disorders; perinatal epidemiology; child and material health; neuropsychiatric epidemiology, causal inference; machine learning.
Nora L. Lee, PhD (Johns Hopkins University). Assistant Research Professor. Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Perinatal epidemiology; preterm birth; infant mortality; autism spectrum disorders; maternal and child health; racial and ethnic health disparities; secondhand smoke; tobacco control; environmental exposures.
Longjian Liu, MD, PhD, MSc, FAHA (The University of Hong Kong). Associate Professor. Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Pharmacoepidemiology; cardiovascular disease and diabetes epidemiology; drug-lifestyle interaction; environmental and global health disparities; hospital electronic health records for cardiovascular and diabetes risk assessment and prediction.
Raymond K. Lum, MPhil, MS (University of Pennsylvania) Director of E-Learning. Associate Teaching Professor. Department of Health Management and Policy. Asian health; change management; e-health; health disparities; innovation diffusion; organization learning theory.
Shannon Marquez, MEng, PhD (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) Director, Office of Global Health . Associate Professor. Department of Environmental and Occupational Health. Global health; water sanitation and hygiene; health disparities; environmental health.
Ana Martinez-Donate, PhD (Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain). Associate Professor. Department of Community Health and Prevention. HIV prevention; tobacco control; obesity prevention; access to health services; Latino immigrants and other disadvantaged populations; development and evaluation of community-based interventions.
Philip Massey, PhD, MPH (University of California, Los Angeles). Assistant Professor. Department of Community Health and Prevention. Health communication, health literacy, mHealth, social media and health, adolescent health, global health, program evaluation, quantitative methods.
Leslie McClure, PhD, MPH (University of Michigan) Chair, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Professor. Design, management and analysis of randomized clinical trials; issues of multiplicity in clinical trials; environmental risk factors for cardiovascular disease and stroke; geographic and racial disparities in cardiovascular disease and stroke.
Yvonne Michael, ScD (Harvard School of Public Health) Associate Dean for Academic and Faculty Affairs. Associate Professor. Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Epidemiology of aging, social epidemiology, women's health, community-based participatory research; health disparities.
Jana M. Mossey, PhD, MPH, MSN (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill). Professor. Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Epidemiological methods; research design and methods including observational and clinical trials research; psychosocial aspects of health; epidemiology of aging and pain, psychiatric epidemiology including major depression; sub-threshold and minor depression.
Craig J. Newschaffer, PhD (Johns Hopkins University) Director, A.J. Drexel Autism Institute; Associate Dean for Research. Professor. Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Environmental determinants of autism spectrum disorders; gene-environment interaction; neurological disorders.
Alex Ortega, PhD (University of Michigan) Chair, Department of Health Management and Policy; Director, Center for Population Health and Community Impact. Professor. Epidemiological methods in health services research; health needs of Latino children and families; health disparities intervention research; youth engagement in community interventions.
Genevieve Pham-Kanter, PhD (University of Chicago). Assistant Professor. Department of Health Management and Policy. Conflicts of interest in medicine; pharmaceutical and medical device policy; physician behavior; health economics; empirical ethics.
Jonathan Purtle, DRPH, MPH, MSC (Drexel University). Assistant Professor. Department of Health Management and Policy. Mental health policy and services research; policy dissemination and implementation research; traumatic stress in urban areas; trauma-informed system design; violence prevention; political institutions and health.
John A. Rich, MD, MPH (Duke University Medical School) Director, Center for Nonviolence and Social Justice. Professor. Department of Health Management and Policy. Health disparities; men's health; violence; urban health issues; primary care.
Lucy Robinson, PhD (Columbia University). Assistant Professor. Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Statistics, modeling and analysis of neuroimaging and CT image data, network modeling, spatio-temporal data, computational statistics, and funcational data analysis.
John Rossi, VMD, MBE (University of Pennsylvania). Assistant Professor. Department of Community Health and Prevention. Bioethics and public health ethics, including moral theory, research ethics, ethics of risk & health communication, pediatric ethics, animal ethics.
Alexis Roth, PhD, MPH (Indiana University). Assistant Professor. Department of Community Health and Prevention. HIV/AIDS; sexually transmitted infections; individual, dyadic, and structural determinants of health; technology and health; mixed methods research; community-engagement and participatory research.
Randall L. Sell, ScD (Harvard University). Associate Professor. Department of Community Health and Prevention. Demographic variables, defining and measuring sexual orientations, sampling sexual minorities for public health research.
Paul Shattuck, PhD (University of Wisconsin-Madison) Director, Life Course Outcomes Research Program at the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute. Associate Professor. Department of Health Management and Policy. Design and evaluation of services for people with disabilities; autism.
David Barton Smith, PhD (University of Michigan). Research Professor. Department of Health Management and Policy. Healthcare; health disparities; history of public health; managed care.
Suruchi Sood, PhD (University of New Mexico). Associate Professor. Department of Community Health and Prevention. Human rights and health; nutrition; poverty; health disparities; innovation diffusion; HIV/AIDS; violence; community-based participatory research; application of statistics to behavioral, biological and medical sciences; adolescent health; maternal and child health; international health; program evaluation; women's health; mixed methods; qualitative methods.
Mark Stehr, PhD (University of California at Berkeley) Assistant Director School of Economics. Associate Professor. Health economics, health behaviors, public finance, public policy.
Thersa Sweet, PhD, MPH (University of Michigan). Assistant Professor. Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Molecular and infectious disease epidemiology, including virology, cancer biology, hospital infection control and prevention; epidemiologic studies involving HIV risk in sexual minorities.
Loni Philip Tabb, PhD (Harvard University). Assistant Professor. Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Methods for categorical, missing and hierarchical data, spatial epidemiology/statistics.
Jennifer A. Taylor, PhD, MPH (Johns Hopkins University). Associate Professor. Department of Environmental and Occupational Health. Injury prevention, patient safety, healthcare quality, organizational culture, occupational safety, data policy and surveillance, first responders, healthcare workforce.
Renee M. Turchi, MD, MPH (Johns Hopkins University) Joint appointment in the Drexel University College of Medicine. Associate Professor. Department of Community Health and Prevention. Medical Home; children and youth with special health care needs; care coordination; cultural competency and access to care; maternal and child health policy, teaching, community partners.
Nicole A. Vaughn, PhD (Uniformed Services University). Assistant Professor. Department of Health Management and Policy. Racial/ethnic disparities in health and health care; nutrition and chronic disease; community-based participatory research, community engagement dissemination and implementation research.
Augusta M. Villanueva, PhD (University of Texas at Austin). Associate Professor. Department of Community Health and Prevention. Role of race, culture, and ethnicity on health status/outcomes; community-based participatory research; immigrant communities; academic service-learning.
Seth Welles, PhD, ScD (Harvard University). Professor. Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Impact of HIV phenotypic and genotypic antiretroviral drug resistance on HIV disease progression and transmission; psychosocial risk for HIV infection and STDs among sexual minority adults and adolescents; correction of misclassification of sexuality and its impact on HIV/STI risk; surveys of sexual minority adults at community festivals and at health-clinics to assess demographic and psychosocial determinants of sexual risk-taking and HIV/STD infections; LGBT health disparities including excess risk for HIV and STIs, CVD and cancer; early life physical and sexual trauma, violence, mental health conditions and substance abuse.
Michael Yudell, MPH, MPhil, PhD (Columbia University) Chair, Department of Community Health and Prevention. Associate Professor. Public health genomics; bioethics; history of public health; addiction.
Issa Zakeri, PhD (University of Illinois and Urbana-Champaign). Professor. Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Biostatistics, functional data analysis, longitudinal data analysis, multivariate analysis, statistical learning.
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