Study the factors that determine the distribution of health and disease in human populations, and improve the understanding of data that are relevant to issues in public health.
Epidemiological research aims to discover the causes of disease by analyzing the populations and social and physical environments where they proliferate. The field of biostatistics focuses on the techniques of collecting and exploring data relevant to health, medical and biological sciences. Our division gathers the resources and faculty to train students to acquire proficiency in either one or both fields—depending upon each student’s interests.
Through our various programs, we offer training in disease occurrence and distribution analysis, computer implementation of analytic methods, and other investigative and statistical methods to evaluate risk factors associated with disease outcomes.
Focused on the factors that determine the distribution of health and disease in human populations, our faculty and students aim to discover the causes of disease, to advance and evaluate methods of disease prevention and to aid in planning and evaluating the effectiveness of public health programs.
Many issues in the health, medical and biological sciences are addressed by collecting and exploring relevant data. We offer training in the theory of statistics and biostatistics, computer implementation of analytic methods, and opportunities to use this knowledge in areas of biological and medical research.
Our program offers a curricular track for students to acquire proficiency in both biostatistics and epidemiology. Our training emphasizes the development of skills applicable to the study of the occurrence and distribution of disease, focusing on determining the impact and magnitude of disease frequency so that effective control measures can be designed.
This is a 27 month online master of public health in epidemiology and biostatistics.
We train students to study the factors that underlie health and disease in human populations, including the analysis of data to develop and evaluate strategies for disease prevention and control. In this online program, students will acquire proficiency in both epidemiology and biostatistics and will be able to immediately apply these skills to improve the effectiveness of public health programs.
The National Institutes of Health’s Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development has awarded a Research Project Grant (R01) to Jennifer Ahern, Professor of Epidemiology at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health. The award will fund important research on community violence and its potential effects on maternal and infant health […]
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