Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
PhD in Epidemiology
Program Director - Nicole Gatto
The aim of this program is to prepare students with a strong background in a health science such as medicine or public health for a career in research and teaching at academic and non-academic institutions, governmental agencies, research institutes, non-profit organizations or private industry.
The curriculum is designed to fulfill program requirements while addressing the nature of the student’s proposed research program, as well as the student’s interest and academic needs as determined by advisors. Ph.D. degree students are expected to write scientific journal articles as part of their training. In addition to participating as a teaching assistant and/or a laboratory assistant, the student will also deliver course lectures. The student is responsible for identifying an appropriate faculty member to serve as his or her research mentor.
Possible Careers: University Professor, Epidemiologist, Researcher, Clinical Epidemiology