Environmental health focuses on the impact of the environment on human health, from the molecular to the ecological level, as well as how environmental factors caused by nature or humans affect health outcomes.
The concentration in Environmental Epidemiology will prepare students for research and practice in identifying and analyzing the distribution and determinants of disease with a particular focus on diseases that are linked to a broad range of environmental conditions and exposures. The concentration will provide students with foundational knowledge in epidemiologic methods together with fundamental skills and disciplines essential to the practice of environmental health.
Epidemiology looks at the history and biological causes and effects of disease, disabilities and death in humans. Biostatistics develops and applies statistical reasoning and methods in addressing, analyzing and solving health problems.
Health management and policy analyzes issues of access, quality and affordability of healthcare, identifies best practices in the administration and management of public, private, and non-profit health care organizations, and helps formulate and implement health care policy and programs.