Infectious Disease Epidemiology
Despite some predictions, infectious diseases remain the leading causes of death worldwide. In the United States alone, more than 50,000 new HIV infections occur annually, more than 11 million people have latent TB infection, and sexually transmitted infections are reported with alarming frequency in specific subpopulations.
Worldwide, the continuing global impact of the HIV/AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis epidemics; the emergence of previously unrecognized pathogens; and the threat of resistant pathogens have all focused attention on the need for public health professionals well trained in infectious disease issues.
The Infectious Disease Epidemiology Certificate is dedicated to educating a new generation of epidemiologists with particular expertise in infectious disease. The Infectious Disease Seminar series hosted by the Epidemiology Department offers another venue for students to be informed of new research findings in key infectious disease areas.
Graduates will be well-poised to work at the local, national, and global level with an in-depth understanding of how disease patterns differ among populations and how that impacts development of new prevention and treatment interventions.
Infectious Disease Epidemiology is open to Columbia MPH students from:
Visit the School's Academics website for more information about Infectious Disease Epidemiology's required courses, certificate electives, and scheduling.
Doctor draws blood from a tuberculosis patient in the Cote D'Ivoire.
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