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The Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics offers Master of Science, doctoral degrees in both Epidemiology and Biostatistics as well as a Dual Degree Program for academically motivated undergraduate students.

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With Spring arriving both seasonal allergies and COVID19 can cause cough, fatigue, and headache, but fever and chills are more common with COVID-19. Use this chart from the CDC to learn more similarities and differences between COVID-19 & allergies.


"I am quite worried that we're entering another surge," 

Department Chair, Dr. Dawn Misra interviewed by The Detroit Press regarding hope hanging on COVID-19 vaccines as coronavirus threatens another Michigan surge.

GEMS Blood Drive

GEMS establishes a Push 4 Plasma chapter at MSU

GEMS (Graduate Epidemiologists and Biostatisticians at Michigan State Organization) has established a Push 4 Plasma (P4P) Chapter at MSU! Their first Chapter blood/convalescent plasma drives were held on March 18 and March 31 at the Union in the Lake Huron Room. 

distinguished academic staff award

Department Research Specialist Madeleine Lenski selected for award

Madeleine Lenski has been selected to receive the Distinguished Academic Staff Award for 2020. Congratulations on this well deserved recognition for her outstanding work and contribution to the department and University.