Specialize your MPH in Epidemiology

Regis offers a concentration in Epidemiology for students interested in big picture solutions to public health. Epidemiologists study the factors that contribute to the spread of diseases and work to find data-based solutions or impediments to their transmission.

As an epidemiologist, you would analyze factors such as diet, living arrangements, hygiene habits, socialization, culture, and economics and how they contribute to the distribution of illness and disease in specific populations.

Public health problems or events that are commonly investigated include*:

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Environmental exposures

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Infectious diseases

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Common injuries

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Non-infectious diseases

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Natural disaster

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Terrorism

*Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Epidemiology career options:

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, epidemiologists earn a median salary of $70,820 with 9% growth expected from 2016 to 2026. Additionally, there are a variety of careers under the epidemiology umbrella.

Here are a few examples:

  • Academic research epidemiologist
  • Infection control epidemiologist
  • Clinical trial research epidemiologist
  • Field epidemiologist
  • Epidemiology investigator
  • Molecular epidemiologist

Courses specific to the Epidemiology concentration:

  • Observational and Interventional Study Design
  • Data Management & Data Analysis
  • Advanced Analysis of Epidemiologic Studies
  • Infectious Disease Epidemiology
  • Chronic Disease Epidemiology
  • Applied Epidemiology
  • Advanced Epidemiologic Methods

By specializing your online MPH in Epidemiology, you can acquire the skills and knowledge to identify and respond to emerging public health issues. You can also learn to collaborate with a variety of public health and clinical health practitioners to conduct research and analysis that results in structured, data-based solutions to community health events.