The Department of Epidemiology conducts innovative, interdisciplinary research that brings a broad cells-to-society approach to questions about population health. Our focus is on understanding and improving the health of urban populations worldwide. Research and teaching within the department takes a multi-level approach that examines the interplay of biologic, social, and environmental determinants to understand the roots of population health.
Faculty are leaders in chronic disease, infectious disease, lifecourse, psychiatric/neurologic, and social epidemiology, and are engaged in research and service in dozens of locations around the world, from neighborhood programs in Washington Heights to HIV programs in Tanzania, with studies on arsenic in Bangladesh, schizophrenia in China, and youth violence in Medillín, Colombia.
The department is committed to teaching students to be leaders in academic research and public health practice and in making our findings accessible and using them to develop effective population-wide and clinical interventions to improve health.
The department recently expanded its degree programs to include an Executive Master of Science for working professionals. Please visit the Executive MS in Epidemiology page or contact the department for more information.
- 113 Full-Time Faculty
- 156 MPH Students
- 15 MS Students
- 70 Doctoral Students
Patrick Dawson, MPH '12, discusses his interest in epidemiology and his summer practicum with the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene working on tuberculosis surveillance.