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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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An update from the Henry Ford Health-MSU partnership

When we announced our 30-year commitment nearly two years ago, we talked about leadership that brings our + sign to life. Together, we’ve already demonstrated that that 1+1 equals so much more than 3 ... for us, it's infinite possibilities.


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.


Welcome Dr. Xiaoyu Liang

I am pleased to announce the arrival of Dr. Xiaoyu Liang to the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Many of you had the opportunity to meet her and/or attend her seminar when she visited in the spring. She has an office in Fee Hall. Please reach out to welcome her to the department!  

Dr. Dawn Misra  |  Learn more about Dr. Liang

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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