Careers in Epidemiology



Our Epidemiology Graduates impact public practice at the local, state, national and international levels


our graduates

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


  • Epidemiologists work in hospitals, for county and state health departments, for government agencies, in universities, and for pharmaceutical companies.
  • Hospital epidemiologists study nosocomial (hospital-acquired) diseases, conduct drug trials, research treatment outcomes, or may be involved in hospital planning.
  • Epidemiologists employed with county or state health departments investigate disease outbreaks, or conduct studies of disorders of importance to the geographical entity.
  • The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Centers for Disease Control (CDC), National Institutes for Health (NIH) and other federal agencies employ epidemiologists to conduct epidemiologic studies, perform risk factor analyses, track the prevalent incidence of disease, and formulate public health policy.
  • Epidemiologists employed with pharmaceutical companies are involved in drug trials, post marketing surveillance and pharmaceutical needs assessment.