Our Department’s Mission
Our mission is to improve health and reduce health disparities in Maryland, the nation, and the world. This is accomplished by examining environmental, social and behavioral, biological, and genetic factors using established epidemiological and quantitative methods, as well as developing new scientifically grounded approaches, that are applied predominately to identifying determinants of health and discovering and evaluating primary and secondary prevention strategies for chronic diseases and infectious diseases. Faculty and graduate student research, as well as graduate program curricula, examine important health issues through a social and behavioral lens.
Our Degree Programs
Why I Chose Maryland
"I chose to study epidemiology at UMD because I think the faculty in our department are unmatched. They are always willing to help students and have diverse, but complementary expertise in the field."