The Public Health Program's Epidemiology Track offers both a traditional two-year program, as well as a one-year accelerated track for dual-degree and clinical students. This track provides MPH students with the knowledge, skills, and
values needed to succeed in careers in federal, state, and local government; hospitals and healthcare systems; and nonprofit or non-governmental organizations.
The mission of the Epidemiology track in the MPH program at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston is to train our students to be leaders in contributing to the protection and promotion of health in human populations. After completing the
coursework, students are able to:
- Evaluate basic epidemiologic measures of disease occurrence and association.
- Differentiate between descriptive and analytic epidemiology of health risk factors and health-related outcomes to control and prevent disease in populations
- Compare the relative strengths and limitations of epidemiologic study designs used in public health
- Develop epidemiologic research study protocol, including research hypotheses
- Explain sources of bias and confounding in epidemiologic research.
- Identify quality data sources and apply analytical techniques to inform public health research, policy or practice.