Granted By: Indiana University
Academic Unit: IU Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health
Overview: The IU Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health Epidemiology PhD program was designed for advanced graduate students who wish to be prepared to study the distribution of health and illness in diverse populations, to study the occurrence of illness, and to assess the determinants of health and disease risk in human populations. At the PhD level, our students are trained to become scientific leaders in academic, governmental agency, non-governmental agency, and industry settings. Graduates will be trained to develop and conduct epidemiologic research and to translate their findings to the biomedical research community, to public health practitioners, to health policy makers, and to clinicians in the health professions, as well as to the general public and its diverse populations and communities. The 90 credit hour Epidemiology PhD program can be completed on a part-time basis or on a full-time basis. Scholarships, traineeships, and pre-doctoral fellowships are available to full-time students. Our PhD program promotes educational and scientific development through research collaborations, public health partnerships, and a commitment to diversity.