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The Bloomberg School's Department of Epidemiology offers eight different tracks.

Cancer Epidemiology

Kala Visvanathan, MD, Director

The goal of the Cancer Epidemiology track is to teach trainees how to identify key research questions across the cancer continuum and to apply epidemiologic methods to imrpove both public health and medicine.

Cardiovascular Disease and Clinical Epidemiology

Elizabeth Selvin, PhD, Director, Lawrence Appel MD, MPH, Co-Director and Josef Coresh, MD, PhD, Co-Director

Focuses on the use of epidemiologic methods in clinical research and practice as well as interdisciplinary training on the epidemiology of cardiovascular disease. The program integrates knowledge on all aspects of the disease: biology, behavior, treatment, and prevention. Training emphasizes a collaborative approach and active participation in research, which is enhanced by the close collaborative relationships between the Department of Epidemiology and clinical departments of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine at the Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Clinical Trials and Evidence Synthesis

Stephan Ehrhardt, MD, Director

Offers students a unique educational experience in clinical trial and evidence synthesis methodology. Methods are applied to a variety of clinical areas including respiratory-, eye- and infectious diseases, and mental health. Student-faculty discussions, journal clubs, research-in-progress meetings, seminars and active participation in research add to both the depth and breadth of the program.

Environmental Epidemiology

Eliseo Guallar, MD, DrPH, MPH, Director

Concentrates on the epidemiology of diseases associated with industrial and other occupational exposures, as well as with environmentally induced illness in general. Studies are carried out in conjunction with industry and government and provide excellent opportunities for student research. Many collaborative efforts exist with the Department of Environmental Health Sciences.

Epidemiology of Aging

David Roth, PhD, Director

Focuses broadly on the determinants of health, disease and function in older adults. Offers multidisciplinary training in methods and theories needed for the study of older populations. Strong ties exist with several multi-departmental training grants and programs. This training program also is connected to numerous large research projects.

General Epidemiology and Methodology

Bryan Lau, PhD, MS, MHS, Director

Offers research and training opportunities in almost all areas of chronic disease epidemiology, including cardiovascular diseases, cancer and diseases of childhood and includes advanced methodology training in epidemiologic methods as well as providing individualized or customized training in statistical epidemiology, pharmaco-epidemiology and social epidemiology.

Genetic Epidemiology

Priya Duggal, PhD, MPH, Director

Focuses on the study of genetic and environmental factors, and their interaction in disease and normal variation. Broadly based training, utilizing the combined staff and facilities of the Bloomberg School and the School of Medicine, and the faculty of Arts and Sciences, is available through the Department.

Infectious Disease Epidemiology

Justin Lessler, PhD, Director

Provides knowledge and background needed for teaching and investigating the epidemiology of infectious diseases. Emphasis is on the principles and methods that can be applied to infectious diseases caused by all classes of organisms in a variety of settings.