BSPH in Epidemiology

Epidemiology studies describe the occurrence of disease in communities—who, what, when, where—and determine how and why disease occurs. The findings of these studies are then used to control and prevent disease and protect and improve the public’s health.

Epidemiologists study all health phenomena, such as infectious diseases, cancer, heart disease, diabetes, maternal and child health, substance abuse, and injuries. They also work with policy makers, clinicians, and other health professionals to eliminate health disparities and improve health equity locally, nationally, and globally.


The department of epidemiology is comprised of highly effective researchers, educators and practitioners to meet the educational needs of our students. You will learn and work closely with renowned, award-winning faculty who have expertise in various types of epidemiology, including cancer prevention, cardiovascular disease, metabolic disease, clinical, infectious disease, injury, genetic and molecular, nutritional, pharmacoepidemiology, and public health informatics.  

Meet the Epidemiology faculty

$74,560Median annual salary

2,300Projected new jobs between 2020 and 2030

29.6%Projected job growth between 2020 and 2030



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