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Epidemiology and Biostatistics together form a powerful inter-disciplinary approach to help us:

  • Understand a wide-range of community health problems
  • Identify the causes of communicable and non-communicable diseases
  • Evaluate whether interventions are effective

With its diverse and talented faculty in both disciplines, The Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics offers students and researchers a unique and stimulating working environment in which to learn and grow in the areas of:

Research and Scholarship

Our faculty strive to produce convincing evidence that will lead to improvements in public health, and to develop new and innovative statistical and epidemiologic methods for producing this evidence.  A few areas of current faculty research interests are listed below.

EPIDEMIOLOGY
  • Breast Cancer
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Environmental Exposures
  • Foodborne Illnesses
  • Neurological Outcomes
  • Nutrition
  • Pediatric Health
  • Physical Activity
  • Pregnancy Health
  • Psychiatric Outcomes
  • Psychological Outcomes
  • Zoonotic Diseases
BIOSTATISTICS
  • Bayesian Statistics
  • Bioinformatics
  • Causal Inference
  • Clinical Trials
  • Cost-Effectiveness Analysis
  • High-Dimensional Data
  • Longitudinal Data
  • Missing Data
  • Reductive Analytics
  • Statistical Computing
  • Statistical Genetics
  • Survival Analysis

Education and Research Training

Our goal is to educate and inspire masters-level and doctoral-level investigators to be experts and leaders in epidemiology, public health, biostatistics, and clinical research.

Our faculty strive to produce convincing evidence that will lead to improvements in public health, and to develop new and innovative statistical and epidemiological methods for producing this evidence.

Degree Programs

Certificate and Minor

Post-Doctoral Fellowship

Funding Opportunities

  • Competitive multi-year fellowships through MSU’s Graduate School and International Studies Office
  • Graduate Research Assistantships through faculty research projects
  • NIH-sponsored Training Programs for pre- and post-doctoral fellows in Perinatal Epidemiology and Drug Dependency Epidemiology

Outreach Activities

We impact public practice at the local. state, national and international levels

Funding Opportunities

  • Competitive multi-year fellowships through MSU’s Graduate School and International Studies Office
  • Graduate teaching assistantships
  • Graduate research assistantships through faculty research projects
  • NIH-sponsored training programs for pre- and post-doctoral fellows in Perinatal Epidemiology and Drug Dependency Epidemiology
  • Fellowship for Biostatistics MS Students
  • Travel funds for research conferences


Where are our Graduates

  • Department Of Community Health
  • Academia
  • Centers for Disease Control
  • Private Industry
  • Global health organizations
  • National Institute of Health
  • Non-governmental organizations

Alumni are making a difference across the world

  • Learn how the training they received has prepared them to be difference makers.

 
  • Leader in environmental and biomedical research
  • Community-based schools of human medicine
  • School of nursing
  • School of veterinary medicine
  • World-class basic science laboratories
  • Research collaborations on and off-campus
  • Long tradition of international health-related research

For More Information

To learn more about our department, undergraduate, graduate or training programs send email or mail to info@epi.msu.edu

or

Nancy Bieber
Department of Epidemiology
909 Fee Road  Room B601
East Lansing, MI 48824
USA