Epidemiology pursues the reduction of disease in human populations through research, education, and service. Epidemiology is a broad scientific discipline that examines the distribution of diseases across populations, ascertains the determinants of those diseases, and develops disease prevention strategies.

At Michigan Public Health, you'll explore causal concepts at molecular, cellular, clinical, and social-environmental levels with integrated biological, social, and analytic approaches. By doing research in the lab, the community, and clinical settings, and by using archives and computer simulations, you'll gain the skills you need to partner with and advise health professionals and agencies at local, state, national, and international levels.

Get to Know Epidemiology

Our faculty, students, and alumni are making an impact -- around the corner, and around the world.

Epidemiology students Sandra Giaramahoro Coyne and Jelena Verkler spent the summer at the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. During their internships, Coyne worked with the newborn screening program, and Verkler with the pesticide injury and illness surveillance program in the environmental health division. 

Bharathi Ramachandran, MPH '17, talks about her experiences at Michigan Public Health and her work with Project Mesa.

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