Welcome from Acting Chair

Stephanie Hanson, PhD, ABPP (Rp)

Stephanie L. Hanson, PhD, ABPP (Rp)

Welcome to the Department of Epidemiology. I am excited to have this opportunity to serve as your acting chair while we search for a new department chair. There is much to be excited about. The department originated as part of the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics in 2007. However, by 2010, both areas had established identities that supported independent departments, and the Department of Epidemiology was established in 2011. Since then, much has been accomplished. The department is already ranked ninth among epidemiology departments in public universities based on productivity measures used by Academic Analytics. More importantly, our dynamic and growing faculty and staff are dedicated to excellence across our missions in research, education, and service. We are dedicated to promoting and improving the health of the public through:

  • Advancing scientific knowledge through application of innovative epidemiological research across a broad range of contemporary health issues and populations
  • Offering high quality master’s, PhD, and post-doctoral programs and contributing to undergraduate programs that prepare students for academic and applied health careers
  • Actively supporting service and outreach activities to address community needs

In addition, because we are uniquely co-located within the Colleges of Public Health and Health Professions and Medicine and within an academic health center, we have tremendous opportunities for broad interdisciplinary collaborations, which creates a training environment in which our students thrive. We are proud to be educating the next generation of leaders in public health and health professions. We hope you will explore our web site and learn more about the wonderful work happening in our department and across the University. This is a great place to learn, work, and reside!

Stephanie Hanson, PhD, ABPP (Rp)
Acting Chair, Department of Epidemiology

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