Epidemiology

This is a minor field. Application for admission is made only to the major fields. After matriculation, a student may select minor subjects from the major or minor fields.
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This is a minor field. Application for admission is made only to the major fields. After matriculation, a student may select minor subjects from the major or minor fields.

This minor field offers a graduate program in conjunction with several areas of specialization, including biometry, environmental toxicology, nutrition, sociology, statistics, animal science, and veterinary medicine. Students may pursue an M.S., an M.A., or a Ph.D. degree with a minor in epidemiology. Graduate students enrolled in the program conduct their research in the departments of their major advisors. Applicants should have a sound background in mathematics and in the sciences that are consistent with the requirements of their proposed major field of interest.

James Booth -- Concentrations: human and animal epidemiology; Research interests: computer intensive methods, generalized linear models, Monte Carlo simulation
Patricia Cassano -- Concentrations: human and animal epidemiology; Research interests: nutritional epidemiology of chronic disease
Andrew Clark -- Concentrations: human and animal epidemiology; Research interests: human and animal epidemiology
Hollis Erb -- Concentrations: human and animal epidemiology; Research interests: general, veterinary, and clinical epidemiology
Julia Finkelstein -- Concentrations: human and animal epidemiology; Research interests: Infectious disease, nutritional, and reproductive epidemiology; GIS methods; public health
Yrjo Grohn -- Concentrations: human and animal epidemiology; Research interests: veterinary epidemiology; production medicine; public health; epidemiological and economic methods
Jere Haas -- Concentrations: human and animal epidemiology; Research interests: international nutrition; maternal and child health
Joann McDermid -- Concentrations: human and animal epidemiology; Research interests: infectious disease; nutritional epidemiology
Saurabh Mehta -- Concentrations: human and animal epidemiology; Research interests: global health; infectious disease; maternal and child health; nutritional epidemiology
Jason Mezey -- Concentrations: human and animal epidemiology; Research interests: genetics, development, and evolution of complex phenotypes, including research on development of Bayesian approaches for pedigree inference; Bayesian mixture prior approaches for identifying pathway relationships underlying gene expression variation
Hussni Mohammed -- Concentrations: human and animal epidemiology; Research interests: veterinary epidemiology; infectious disease epidemiology; veterinary public health; zoonotic diseases; risk analysis
Daryl Van Nydam -- Concentrations: human and animal epidemiology; Research interests:
David Pelletier -- Concentrations: human and animal epidemiology; Research interests: malnutrition and child mortality; nutrition policy; risk assessment; public participation
Kathleen Rasmussen -- Concentrations: human and animal epidemiology; Research interests: maternal and child nutrition, with an emphasis on pregnancy and lactation
Janet Scarlett -- Concentrations: human and animal epidemiology; Research interests: companion animal welfare; companion animal epidemiology; shelter medicine
Ynte Schukken -- Concentrations: human and animal epidemiology; Research interests: epidemiology in dairy cattle; methodological issues in modern epidemiology
Jeffery Sobal -- Concentrations: human and animal epidemiology; Research interests: social epidemiology; nutritional epidemiology; epidemiology of obesity
Rebecca Stoltzfus -- Concentrations: human and animal epidemiology; Research interests: nutrition; maternal and child health; international health; helminth infections
Bruce Turnbull -- Concentrations: human and animal epidemiology; Research interests: statistical methods for clinical trials; sequential methods; survival analysis; reliability and life testing
Lorin Warnick -- Concentrations: human and animal epidemiology; Research interests: veterinary epidemiology; epidemiology of dairy cattle disease; zoonoses and public health
Martin Wells -- Concentrations: human and animal epidemiology; Research interests: applied and theoretical statistics; inference questions in areas including epidemiolog; theoretical research on Bayesian statistics, biostatistics; conditional inference; evidence assessment; functional data; hypothesis testing; saddlepoint approximations; shrinkage estimation

Graduate School Professors (emeritus)

Jean-Pierre Habicht -- Concentrations: Research interests: nutritional surveillance; international nutrition; maternal and child health
Pascal Oltenacu -- Concentrations: human and animal epidemiology; Research interests: veterinary epidemiology; medical genetics; production diseases in dairy cattle