Overview: The Drexel University School of Public Health offers a methodologically rigorous doctoral training program in epidemiology that comprises both formal classroom training and guided research with faculty mentors trained in top public health programs nationally and internationally. The size of our School encourages students to develop in-depth working relationships with their mentors, during their formal
training program and after graduation.
The Program: The PhD in Epidemiology is a full-time research-focused degree program that will prepare graduates to use the science of epidemiology in research to ask and answer substantial and innovative public health questions. The PhD program prepares students to approach problems with critical analytic skills necessary to generate meaningful epidemiologic questions and utilize the most appropriate research
strategies to address them. Additionally, the core values of the School and Department concerning human rights and social justice will infuse students with the commitment to pursue important and innovative public health research topics even when faced with methodological challenges, and to undertake studies that generate knowledge applicable to diverse social, ethnic, and geographically defined populations. Students have five calendar years to complete the program and typical completion time ranges from three to four years.
Faculty: Drexel faculty are dedicated to balancing research and teaching. Research areas in which faculty are actively engaged include: epidemiology of aging, psychiatric epidemiology, cardiovascular disease epidemiology, epidemiology neurodevelopmental disorders, infectious disease epidemiology including studies of chronic viral infections and HIV/AIDS pathogenesis, cancer epidemiology, and psycho