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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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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.


Congratulations to our Graduates

Congratulations to all of the students who completed their degrees with our department this year! We had a record number of students graduating. The department hosted a graduation celebration in honor of our spring 2022 graduates.


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How programs in Kent County and Detroit are reducing Black infant mortality

For over 50 years, the disparity between white and Black infant mortality in Michigan has remained vast despite marked declines in overall rates, measured in infant deaths per 1,000 live births. Department Chair, Dr. Dawn Misra is interviewed by Bridge Michigan.


From Our Faculty

Tech Tool Tracks Nutrition in High-Risk Pregnant Women

What a pregnant woman eats can affect not only her health, but the long-term health of her child. . A new study led by Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics Jean Kerver, PhD, aims to help high-risk pregnant women make healthier choices. 


If Cannabis is Legal, Why Is the Illicit Market Still Thriving?

Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Dr. Kip Bohnert is interviewed by Hour Detroit magazine.


Dr. Claire Margerison and research team featured by NICH Obstetrics & Gynecology

Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Dr. Claire Margerison was featured in the February 2022 Editors Picks (longitudinal measure of severe morbidity; pregnancy-associated death in the United States; cannabis for gynecologic pain). A podcast interview with Dr. Margerison is available. (Look for Editors Pick February 2022)