The Ph.D. program in Population health integrates interdisciplinary education and experiential opportunities to prepare students for careers dedicated to improving the health and well-being of populations.
This program trains students to become public health leaders through simultaneous examination of multiple determinants of health, including social, environmental, nutritional, and behavioral risk factors. Our students investigate the underlying causes of adverse health, including disease, disparities, and disability, through training in core population health disciplines - biostatistics, epidemiology, and health services - together with individual-specific and specialized training in topics related to student research. Importantly, our students are mentored by Northeastern's distinguished faculty, who individually and together conduct innovative, solution-focused research in critical population health topics.
Our population health doctoral students learn to conduct research that addresses five key health determinants:
Social and Community Context
Environment and Neighborhoods
Health and Health Care Delivery
Social & Environmental Determinants of Health
Students are trained to conduct research examining the social and environmental determinants of health through a cohesive, transdisciplinary program that integrates epidemiology, biostatistics, program evaluation, and health services research.
Health Service and Policy
Students are trained to conduct highly rigorous research examining the financing, organization, and delivery of health care services through the use of quantitative and qualitative research methods.
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International Financial Aid:
International Financial Aid Description:
Yes, all students are encouraged to apply for financial assistance when they apply for admission. Please speak to an Enrollment Advisor for more information.