Concentrations: PhD in Epidemiology

Students in the PhD program in Epidemiology may apply to graduate with a concentration in up to two of the following areas:

Concentrations allow PhD students to focus their elective coursework toward a single content area that interests them. All concentrations offered by the Department of Epidemiology are completely optional, and students may enroll in up to two concentrations. Enrollment in a concentration requires the approval of the student’s academic advisor, research mentor, PhD Program Director, and Curriculum Committee Chair.

All concentrations require that students submit either (a) dissertation aims or (b) a first-authored publication that documents research in the area of the concentration in addition to the required courses.

The overarching goal of each concentration is to provide learners with advanced training in each respective field. This training will help prepare researchers for the frontlines of interdisciplinary team science targeted toward improving the quality of life, health, and society using epidemiologic tools and methods.

Cancer Epidemiology Concentration

Course

Cancer Epidemiology Concentration (9 credits)

Credits

Semester

PHC 7007 Cancer Epidemiology 3 Spring
PHC 7595 Molecular Epidemiology 3 Fall
GMS 6065 Fundamentals of Cancer Biology 3 Spring

Genetic Epidemiology Concentration

Course

Genetic Epidemiology Concentration (9 credits)

Credits

Semester

PHC 7595 Molecular Epidemiology 3 Spring
PHC 6937 Genetic Epidemiology 3 Fall
A relevant course from Epidemiology or another department, with preapproval 3 Various

Gero-Epidemiology Concentration

Course

Gero-Epidemiology Concentration (9 credits)

Credits

Semester

GMS 6485 Population Based Research on Aging 3 Fall
GMS 6099 Research Methods in Gerontology 3 Any
PHC 6016 Social Epidemiology in Public Health 3 Fall

Infectious Disease Epidemiology Concentration

Course

Infectious Disease Epidemiology Concentration (9 credits)

Credits

Semester

PHC 6517 Public Health Concepts in Infectious Diseases 3 Fall
PHC 6937 Hospital Epidemiology 3 Fall
A relevant course from Epidemiology or another department, with preapproval 3 Various

Psychiatric Epidemiology Concentration

Course

Psychiatric Epidemiology Concentration (9 credits)

Credits

Semester

PHC 6016 Social Epidemiology 3 Fall
PHC 7038 Psychiatric Epidemiology 3 Spring
PHC 6041 Landmarks in Psychiatric Epidemiology 2 Various
PHC 6939 CPE Psychiatric Grand Rounds 1 Various

Clinical and Translational Science Interdisciplinary Concentration

The Department of Epidemiology participates in the Clinical and Translational Science Interdisciplinary Concentration offered by the Clinical and Translational Science Institute. The Clinical & Translational Science Predoctoral Training Program provides junior trainees with the skills required to develop a career in multidisciplinary clinical and translational research. The program uses a team-science approach and provides mentoring and didactic training for predoctoral students performing clinical and/or translational research in health-related fields at UF.  Completion of program requirements results in the award of an interdisciplinary concentration in Clinical & Translational Science. Enrollment in the Clinical and Translational Science Interdisciplinary Concentration requires a separate application to the Clinical and Translational Science Institute in addition to the Department of Epidemiology concentration enrollment form. For more information about the Clinical and Translational Science Interdisciplinary Concentration, click here.

Course

Clinical and Translational Science Interdisciplinary Concentration (14 credits)

Credits

Semester

GMS 6847 Translational Research and Therapeutics: Bench, Bedside, Community, & Policy  3 Fall
GMS 6945 Team Science 1 TBD
GMS 7877 Responsible Conduct of Biomedical Research 1 Spring
GMS 6893 Clinical and Translational Science Seminar Series 2 TBD
GMS 6895  CTS Journal Club 1 Fall
Approved CTS Elective Courses. 6 Various