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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.

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Distinguished Service Award recipient 

Professor Emeritus Nigel Paneth, who was selected as a recipient of the Lester J. Evans, MD College of Human Medicine Distinguished Service Award. The award recognizes those individuals who have made major and enduring contributions to the development of the College of Human Medicine. 

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CHM Early Career Research Excellence Award

Kristen Upson, assistant professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, was selected as a recipient of the CHM Early Career Research Excellence Award. This award recognizes early career faculty members who have demonstrated early success in basic science, clinical, epidemiological, or translational research.


Health care providers can't end health care disparities alone

Systemic solutions that that address poverty, transportation and access to health food are key to reducing inequities in medical care

Alyssa Vanderziel

Medicaid expansion linked to a reduction in pre-pregnancy depression

A study led by lead author and Associate Professor Dr. Claire Margerison, PhD, found that the expansion of Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act was linked to a lower chance of low-income individuals reporting that they experienced depression before pregnancy.