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Population Health PhD Training Program

The Population Health PhD Training Program at NYU Grossman School of Medicine’s Sackler Institute of Graduate Biomedical Sciences offers interdisciplinary instruction and research opportunities addressing the burden and multilevel determinants of health and health disparities in defined populations. Graduates are prepared for careers in population health research.

Our program has research strengths in healthcare delivery science, health disparities, epidemiologic methods, comparative effectiveness and decision science, implementation science, behavior change, and health informatics. Students can participate in a wide range of ongoing municipal, national, and international studies focused on diverse facets of cardiovascular disease, opioid use and other substance use disorders, mental health, obesity, cancer, and HIV and other infectious diseases, as well as on the development and application of disease-agnostic research design and causal inference methods and applications.

As a PhD candidate, you have the opportunity to work with faculty on a diverse set of biomedical and social science collaborations. Successful applicants to our program have completed previous coursework in population health sciences or biology. Applicants with a master’s degree in a relevant field and with research experience are preferred, but all applicants with appropriate training are considered.


In addition to courses taken by all PhD candidates at Sackler Institute of Graduate Biomedical Sciences, students in the Population Health PhD program can select from the following courses:

Population Health Theory
Epidemiology Methods
Advanced Regression Modelling
Advanced Epidemiology Methods
Healthcare Delivery Science
Introduction to Dissemination and Implementation Research
Economic Evaluation in Health and Medicine
Introduction to Health Informatics
Meta-analysis and Systematic Reviews
Population Health Seminar and Journal Club

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Contact Us

For more information, email Rodrigo Arce, MD, MPH, graduate program manager, at rodrigo.arcecardozo@nyulangone.org. You can also contact Maria R. Khan, PhD, MPH, program director, at maria.khan@nyulangone.org, and Natasha J. Williams, EdD, MPH, graduate advisor, at natasha.williams2@nyulangone.org.

For more information about graduate programs at Sackler Institute of Graduate Biomedical Sciences, email sackler-info@nyulangone.org.

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