Welcome

In an era of extraordinary advances in scientific knowledge and methods, epidemiology and biostatistics provide essential tools for understanding the causes of disease and for identifying effective and efficient approaches to prevention and treatment.

The UCSF Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics - the largest department of epidemiology in the University of California system in terms of full-time primary faculty and the number of affiliated faculty - aims to carry out its educational, scientific, and clinical missions within the highly interdisciplinary culture of UCSF and to take a transdisciplinary approach to education and research.

Epidemiology and biostatistics serve as key disciplines in team science and, as a result, our faculty collaborates on more research in basic, clinical, and population sciences across UCSF than any other department.

Our Master's Degree in Clinical Research and our PhD in Epidemiology and Translational Sciences provide high-quality training in core skills of clinical research and of epidemiological and biostatistical methods with an orientation towards translating new knowledge into useful applications for patients and populations.