Epidemiology & Biostatistics

The on-campus and online Tufts University MPH programs offer the Epidemiology and Biostatistics concentration, which prepares students for public health careers in which the collecting, analyzing, and interpreting of data are critical components.

Although emphasis is placed on the application of epidemiologic and biostatistical methodology to public health policy and practice, students develop a solid foundation in the underlying theory.

Skills & Competencies

  • Develop a causal framework using epidemiologic tools to conceptualize the occurrence and determinants of a public health problem.
  • Demonstrate the reproducibility of work when engaged in any phase of the life cycle of data from conceptualization to dissemination.
  • Apply appropriate epidemiologic design or statistical analysis techniques to minimize bias in public health studies.
  • Apply best practices when designing instruments for the collection of public health data.
  • Critique epidemiologic evidence or available data in the context of a public health problem.
  • Display data-driven patterns or associations for a defined audience.

Courses Required in Addition to Core Curriculum

  • PH 206: Intermediate Biostatistics: Regression Methods
  • PH 222: Survey Research Methods
  • PH 251: Intermediate Epidemiology
  • PH 265: Introduction to SAS or Analytic Workflow Management or PH 272: Analytical Workflow Management (offered online)
  • 13.5 elective credits with PH 265 and 12 elective credits with PH 272