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Current Topics in Epidemiologic Research

East Baltimore
4th term
1 credits
Academic Year:
2021 - 2022
Instruction Method:
Synchronous Online
Class Times:
12:15-1:20pm (with optional additional sessions as noted)
  • Friday,  12:00 - 1:20pm
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
Course Instructor:
Laura Camarata

Basic understanding of epidemiology concepts is helpful.


Students directly benefit from attendance at these seminars through exposure to cutting-edge, ongoing research, which helps to develop and refine research questions, prepare for the Epidemiology Departmental comprehensive exam (end of Year 1), engage with staff, fellows, faculty, peers, and colleagues. It also offers an opportunity for discussion and clarification of epidemiology in research settings.

Engages with staff, students, fellows, and faculty in the Department of Epidemiology for exposure to epidemiologic methods as applied in research settings. Provides a broader perspective on contemporary issues in epidemiology and its research, through presentations of current research in the field of epidemiology.

Learning Objectives:

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. Discuss current epidemiologic research being conducted by, or in collaboration with, the JHSPH Department of Epidemiology
  2. Interact with Department faculty and epidemiologic researchers
  3. Discuss topics related to professional development as an epidemiologist
  4. Increase awareness of the context of Epidemiology in current topics.
Methods of Assessment:

This course is evaluated as follows:

  • 50% Participation
  • 25% Discussion
  • 25% Active Listening

Instructor Consent:

No consent required

Special Comments:

Meets every Friday during the term. Seminars begin promptly at 12:15. Attendance of 7 sessions is required.