Cancer Epidemiology is a rapidly evolving science that continues to have significant impact in the field of public health and medicine.
The faculty and students affiliated with the Cancer Epidemiology track have wide-ranging research and application interests that are supported by world-class cancer research and clinical facilities at Johns Hopkins.
The Cancer Epidemiology track provides education and research training to master’s and doctoral students, and to postdoctoral fellows. Its mission is to train future epidemiologists armed with the knowledge and skills to investigate the causes of cancer and strategies for cancer prevention and control.
Doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows in the Cancer Epidemiology track are eligible for departmental and School funding opportunities. In addition, a limited number of doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows training in population-based cancer research are supported by the Cancer Epidemiology, Prevention, and Control T32 Training Grant.
The goals of the program can be effectively divided by year. First-year students master the material in the required courses and pass the comprehensive examination. Seminars and interaction with the academic advisor build the foundation for subsequent research. In addition to classes, students attend seminars within the track as well as the Department. Second-year students work on selecting a research project with a faculty research mentor.