Welcome to the Department of Epidemiology

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It is an exciting time to be an epidemiologist. The work we do is fundamental to the practice of evidence-based public health and medicine and affects the lives of millions of people worldwide. Whether it is investigating an infectious disease outbreak, assessing the impact of in-utero exposure to environmental pollutants and endocrine disrupting chemicals, or the relations of nutritional, genetic, stress-related factors to cardiometabolic health, epidemiology is the foundational discipline underpinning many public health stories in the headlines every day.

We provide an outstanding academic environment that is both nurturing and inclusive for students and fellows.  Our goal is to prepare students to improve human health on a large scale—that is why we place so much emphasis on research.  The small size of our programs allow graduate students and post-doctoral fellows to work closely with faculty on research and with each other.

Epidemiology and why I love it: some advice for people considering graduate school. 

Maria Glymour

Professor, UCSF Epidemiology and Biostatistics Department

Major Research Areas:

Behavioral Obesity
Cancer Pediatrics
Cardiometobolic health Perinatal & Reproductive
Environmental Psychiatric
Global Health Quantitative methods
Health Disparities Social Determinants
Infectious Disease Women's Health

Educational Programs:

Undergraduate Masters of Science (ScM) Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Questions about the program or living in Providence? Check out our Prospective Student Page!

Find our PhD and ScM FAQs here.

Additional Resources:


Joe BraunJoe Braun




Congratulations Joseph Braun on being named one of the 20 pioneers under 40 in Environmental Public Health! 



Innovator in public health research: Brown’s Professor Braun on BPA exposure
Fri 26 Jan | GoLocalProv
Video interview with Joseph Braun, Ph.D., an assistant professor of Public Health and Epidemiology at Brown.



Simin LiuSimin Liu



Congratulations to Dr. Simin Liu on being appointed as an Associate Editor for The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition! 

Brandon MarshallBrandon Marshall



Providence Journal names  Brandon Marshall one of the trailblazers to follow in 2017. Find the article here.

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