Education & Training

The Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics trains students, fellows and faculty in methods for studying disease causes and prevention in general populations, for evaluating diagnostic tests and treatment efficacy in clinical settings, and for using evidence-based approaches in clinical practice. We offer high-quality education and training for students at the undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral/fellowship level. The emphasis in all of our programs is on the integration of population-based research methods with clinical applications.

Current COVID learning adaptations June 2022

Doctoral Program in Epidemiology and Translational Science

Classroom training and practical research rotations promoting the core skills in epidemiological and biostatistical methods

Master’s Degree in Clinical Research

Training in clinical research methods for those who wish to pursue independent research careers

Master's Degree in Health Data Science

The Master of Science (MS) Degree in Health Data Science (MiHDaS) is a two-year program in which students learn to apply biostatistics, data science and epidemiological thinking in clinical research settings.

Certificate Programs

Opportunities in clinical research and implementation science for trainees, faculty and staff, from individual courses to full certificate programs

Fellowships and Training Programs

Research training and career development opportunities for junior faculty, pre- and postdoctoral students, and residents

Medical Education

Through the School of Medicine's Bridges Curriculum, the department supports the education of future medical leaders in Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Population Sciences  (EBPS) 

Other Programs

Independent study for UCSF students, and summer and yearlong programs for high school and college students interested in pursuing careers in clinical research