About the CPE Program

The CPE program can be joined in any semester. Students can enroll in up to 12 credit hours of online courses and can take advantage of asynchronous and synchronous learning experiences offered through Voice over Internet Protocols (VOIP), Internet course sites, and other resources. Experienced professors from the Departments of Epidemiology and Psychiatry teach their courses with the distance learner in mind. All have experience in leading lectures, discussions, and exercises that include international students “attending” via VOIP.

Learning opportunities are not limited to the coursework. Seminars with leaders in the field are available for download during and after their presentations at the University of Florida. Networking opportunities provide online students with the opportunity to participate in a learning community.

When possible during their international travels, face-to-face meetings will be arranged between certificate students and Dr. Linda Cottler, a past president of the American Psychopathological Association and the Founding Chair of the University of Florida Department of Epidemiology, or the Director of the CPE program, Dr. Catherine Striley, past Associate Director of the Washington University School of Medicine’s sunsetted Master of Psychiatric Epidemiology program. As part of an international community of psychiatric epidemiologists, certificate students will be recognized by MPE graduates and other psychiatric epidemiologists as colleagues and potential collaborators.