Expand public understanding of health risks and provide data for preventive approaches in public health as an epidemiologist. Through surveillance, data collection, exposure assessment, and the implementation and evaluation of intervention programs, epidemiologists are needed to determine disease risk and preventative factors to then evaluate disease prevention strategies. If you’re interested in being a part of the cornerstone of public health research, epidemiology is the profession for you.
Conduct research to identify factors associated with diseases in populations.
In the Colorado School of Public Health’s 42 credit hour Master of Public Health degree program, with a concentration in Epidemiology at Colorado State University, you’ll be trained in epidemiologic study designs, outbreak investigations, statistical analysis and the biological principles underlying infectious and chronic diseases. Epidemiology students utilize their training to conduct epidemiologic research studies by collecting, analyzing and interpreting data that are used to develop evidencebased practices.
With an MPH in epidemiology, you can work in a wide variety of settings, including international health agencies, government health departments, academia, industry and research institutions. CSU faculty are actively involved in the following areas: environmental and occupational, cancer, chronic disease, infectious disease, genetic/ molecular and veterinary epidemiology.