Loma Linda University

School of Public Health

Maternal and Child Health


24851 Circle Drive

Loma Linda, CA 92354

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.P.H.;, Dr.P.H. - Epidemiology

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Epidemiology comprises the research methods which identify and isolate the underlying causes of disease and injury. The epidemiologist plays a key role in conducting studies of the distribution and determinants of health and disease in populations; monitors diseases and studies the possible causes of change in disease occurrence, thus giving clues as to how to prevent or diminish disease. The findings that smoking causes lung cancer, certain diets promote coronary heart disease, certain lifestyles promote AIDS and many other relationships are the result of intensive epidemiologic research. Other areas of work can be found in the clinical setting where epidemiologists help evaluate the effects of different treatments or procedures.

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Locale: Large Suburb

Size & Settings: 3,000-5,999

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