Department of Public Health Sciences

Department of

Public Health Sciences


Public Health Sciences

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Phd Epidemiology

​Our program places an emphasis on close faculty-student relations and a philosophy that puts the student first. We teach core epidemiological methods but also incorporate emerging methodologies through teaching and thesis opportunities. Graduates come out of our program with an in-depth understanding of this foundational public health science.
Thesis areas cover a variety of fields within the broad areas of population and public health, health services and policy, and clinical epidemiology. Particular strengths of our faculty include but are not limited to cancer, mental health, physical activity and obesity, developmental disabilities, applied health economics, and social and contextual determinants of health. Our funding levels are competitive.
In addition to the formal aspects of our program, our doctoral candidates are encouraged to grow academically in the classroom, in our labs and research units, and in the broader scientific community. 

Atif Kukaswadia
​Phd Epidemiology (2015)
Avid scientist & writer

News article on PhD candidate Alyson Mahar entitled: 'Providing a voice to vulnerable groups'
Alyson Mahar 
PhD Epidemiology 2017
Alyson's Story - Update

Dylan O'Sullivan
PhD Epidemiology Candidate
Dylan's Story

Paul Boonmak
PhD Epidemiology Student
Paul's Story