Welcome to the Ph.D. side of the Graduate Programs in Public Health!
As health care and prevention of disease takes a center stage nationally, more trained public health professionals will be needed. Epidemiology, as the “basic science” of public health, will continue to evolve, but now will have a greater impact. The discipline historically dealt with the distribution and determinants of health and disease, but its content now includes work in genomics, molecular biology, and areas like epigenetics, nanotechnology, and pharmacoepidemiology. On the population and clinical side, applied epidemiology will deal more with health care delivery, ethics, cost and clinical effectiveness, and policy. Superimposing this on the global epidemiologic transition occurring -a shift from predominantly infectious diseases to a combination of infectious plus chronic diseases- developing and developed countries are facing new challenges, and the need for doctoral level epidemiologists has never been greater. Our faculty include expertise ranging from molecular epidemiology to the built environment, and from ethics to program evaluation. Our Ph.D. teaching program also relies on other departments and centers at the University, which offer in-depth training in particular subspecialties. For those exceptional students interested in joint degrees, we also offer the M.D/Ph.D. students the option of a Ph.D. in Epidemiology, and other joint degrees are being developed.
We invite you to browse our website, and hope that you will consider the Ph.D. in Epidemiology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine as a primary choice for obtaining your doctorate.
Lora E Fleming M.D. Ph.D.
Chief, Epidemiology Division
Guillermo Prado Ph.D.
Director, Doctoral Program