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 April 2023

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 & Epidemologic 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)

Workforce Training

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

Individual Courses

Training in Clinical Research Program online and in-person courses, online courses in implementation science, as well as an implementation science mini-course are available to individuals within the UCSF community and from other institutions.

Summer Clinical Research Workshop

The Summer Clinical Research Workshop includes four courses that are the starting point for all clinical research training at UCSF.

1-Year Clinical Research Workshop

The One-Year Clinical Research Workshop is intended for scholars who desire rigorous training in the methods and conduct of clinical research.  The program focuses on epidemiologic and biostatistical methods, applied in observational or experimental study designs