Welcome to our department

The Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics offers public health training through Master of Science and doctoral degrees as well as a Dual Degree Program for academically motivated undergraduate students.

Learn about our department

National Postdoc Appreciation Week

During the week starting on the 3rd Monday of September (9/19-9/23), as designated by the US House of Representatives in 2010, we celebrate National Postdoc Appreciation Week (NPAW). This marks the 13th annual celebration, and MSU has a number of events planned, thanks to the hard work of our members of the MSU Postdoctoral Association (PDA)’s Steering Committee through coordination with the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs. 


Does legalizing cannabis influence the choice to try it for the first time?

2022 PhD in Epidemiology graduate, Barrett Montgomery article on Estimating the effects of legalizing recreational cannabis on newly incident cannabis use is published.

Learn More

Can Poor Sense of Smell in Older Adults Lead to Chronic Diseases?

The National Institute on Aging recently awarded MSU Foundation Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics Dr. Honglei Chen, MD, PhD, a $2.7 million grant to study what adverse health outcomes might be foreshadowed by a poor sense of smell


Pregnancy-Associated Deaths Due to Drug Use, Suicide and Homicide Increase

Research by Associate Professor, Dr. Claire Margerison, found drug use, suicide and homicide accounted for more than one-fifth of all pregnancy-associated deaths in the United States during a recent 10-year period.