Epidemiology PhD Training Program
Epidemiology is the study and analysis of patterns, causes, and effects of health and disease conditions in defined populations, and the application of this knowledge to control disease.
In the Epidemiology PhD Training Program at NYU Grossman School of Medicine’s Vilcek Institute of Graduate Biomedical Sciences, you receive mentoring and training in the theory and methods of epidemiology, including study design, measurement, and causal inference, to examine the distribution and determinants of health in human populations.
Our faculty’s expertise spans the spectrum from molecular epidemiology to the study of social determinants of health. Our interdisciplinary and translational research focuses on a wide range of health issues, emphasizing environmental and behavioral epidemiology, genetics, and the human microbiome.
As a PhD candidate, you can participate in ongoing municipal, national, and international studies that focus on many topics, including cancer, cardiovascular disease, and other major chronic illnesses.
Applicants to the Epidemiology PhD Training Program often have a master’s degree in a related field or at least two years of relevant research experience. Many have completed previous coursework in population health sciences or biology. Learn more about admission to Vilcek Institute of Graduate Biomedical Sciences.
In addition to courses taken by all PhD candidates at Vilcek Institute of Graduate Biomedical Sciences, epidemiology students may take the following courses:
Introduction to Epidemiology
Advanced Epidemiology Methods
Critical Thinking in Epidemiology
Epidemiology of Cancer
Translating Epidemiology into Policy
Survey Research Methods
Meta-Analyses and Systemic Reviews
Advanced Regression Modeling
Statistical Methods for Clinical and Translational Research
Models for Causal Inference
Epidemiology Seminar and Journal Club
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