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Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics

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."
 

Jennifer Guida, PhD '17 Program Director, National Cancer Institute, Cancer Control and Population Sciences Read more about Jennifer
Jennifer Guida, alumna of the School of Public Health at the University of Maryland

Connect With Us

Get in Touch With Our Graduate Program Director

Xin He, PhD
Graduate Director for MPH, Epidemiology, MPH Biostatistics and PhD, Epidemiology
xinhe@umd.edu
(301) 405-2551

Plan a Visit!

Dept. of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
SPH Building, 4200 Valley Drive, Rm 1234
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742-2611

Contact: Jennifer Flores
Email: jflores4@umd.edu
Main Office Phone: (301) 405-1484

Find directions and parking information on the SPH visitor page.

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