Concentrations: PhD in Epidemiology

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.

Gero-Epidemiology Concentration

With the continued “graying” of the worldwide population, the number of individuals at risk for developing age-related disorders continues to increase along with the social, emotional, and economic cost of caring for such individuals. Therefore, nearly every health care-related academic discipline will be faced with the task of integrating Gerontology as a critical area of study.

The overarching goal of the Gero-Epidemiology concentration is to provide learners with advanced training in the field of Gero-Epidemiology. This training, provided through courses within the Department of Epidemiology and the Department of Aging and Geriatric Research (DAGR), will help prepare researchers for the frontlines of interdisciplinary team science targeted towards improving the quality of life, health and society for our ever increasing aging population.

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

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
Choose 6 credits from the list of approved CTS Elective Courses.