Our PhD in Epidemiology trains individuals in epidemiological research methods and its applications to public health. It prepares individuals to become independent researchers and to obtain skills for successful careers as epidemiologists.
As a research-focused degree, students are given the skills necessary to approach health problems to generate consequential research questions and use the most appropriate epidemiological methods to address them. The methodologically rigorous training comprises both formal classroom education and guided research with faculty mentors.
You will have unique opportunities to conduct collaborative research with clinical departments and research centers within University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Interdisciplinary research opportunities also exist with health care settings that are located nearby such as the Miami Veterans Affairs Healthcare System, Jackson Memorial Hospital and the University of Miami’s Sylvester Cancer Center.
Our key epidemiological research areas include: chronic disease, cancer, diabetes, obesity, substance abuse, HIV/AIDS, occupational disease and health disparities.