MISSION: The educational mission of the Department is to train students, fellows and faculty in methods for studying disease etiology and prevention in general populations, for evaluating diagnostic tests and treatment efficacy in clinical settings, and for using evidence-based approaches in clinical practice. The department has areas of concentration organized across divisions.
The Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics offers high quality education and training for students at the undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral/fellowship level. The emphasis in all of these programs is upon the integration of population-based research methods with clinical applications.
Director: Lydia Zablotska, MD, PhD, Associate Professor
Director: Maria Glymour, ScD, MS Associate Professor
Individual faculty support postdoctoral trainees in their work groups or laboratories. Potential postdoctoral trainees wanting to work in a particular area can look at the areas of concentration to find appropriate faculty mentors. In addition, the department offers these postdoctoral training programs: Research on Aging and Chronic Diseases and Genetic and Molecular Epidemiology of Cancer.
KL2 program supports internal awards for junior faculty