Skip to main content

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

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.

News

School of Public Health Honors Outstanding Students with Virtual Convocation
School of Public Health Honors Outstanding Students with 2021 Virtual Convocation
View Article School of Public Health Honors Outstanding Students with 2021 Virtual Convocation
Dushanka podcast
Podcast: Dr. Dushanka Kleinman and Cindy Brach Discuss Their Article, 'Updating Health Literacy for Healthy People 2030'
View Article Podcast: Dr. Dushanka Kleinman and Cindy Brach Discuss Their Article, 'Updating Health Literacy for Healthy People 2030'
Commentary: Understanding the caution behind COVID-19 vaccines
View Article Commentary: Understanding the caution behind COVID-19 vaccines