Epidemiology and Biostatistics (EPI)
Epidemiology and Biostatistics is one of the graduate divisions within the GSPH. It offers a Masters of Public Health (MPH) degree program with concentrations in epidemiology or biometry, and a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) with emphasis in epidemiology (offered jointly with the University of California San Diego School of Medicine).
Epidemiologists and biostatisticians study the distribution and determinants of health and disease in human populations with the goal of preserving and improving the public's health. Epidemiologists determine the rates of diseases, identify risk factors for diseases, advance and evaluate methods of prevention, and aid in the development of public health programs and policy. Biostatisticians focus on the development and application of statistical methods and models in the fields of public health, medicine, and biology.
San Diego and other regions in Southern California provide many opportunities for field applications of epidemiology and biostatistics, including major academic medical centers, a large and progressive County Health Department, military field research units, a thriving biotechnology industry, and a State Border Health office offering international opportunities in Tijuana and Baja California, Mexico.
Institute for Public Health (IPH) Adjunct Faculty
- Lisa Asmus
- Susan Hedges
- Paul Kurtin
- Corinne McDaniels
- Amy Pan
- Diana Simmes
In addition to core faculty listed above, the Division enjoys active participation and involvement by a number of part-time faculty from other Departments at SDSU and the community.
last updated: 11/29/2010