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Faculty members in this group are actively engaged in studying the frequency, distribution, and control of diseases in both animal and human populations. In order to accomplish these objectives, epidemiologists draw upon their expertise in medicine, biology, biostatistics/biomathematics and social sciences. Areas of research include zoonotic diseases, surveillance of emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases, international veterinary medicine and public health, food safety, biodefense, and the ecology and molecular epidemiology of antimicrobial resistance.

The goal of the Epidemiology Track is to prepare doctoral and masters students for research careers that integrate the basic principles of epidemiology with modern biotechnologies.  The student, in consultation with their graduate committee, will choose additional electives.

Required Coursework

Students will be required to take the following course as part of the track:

VIBS 608 Epidemiologic Methods I OR VIBS 610 Epidemiologic Methods II


The following courses are commonly used electives for the degree:

ENTO 618 Medical and Veterinary Entomology
ENTO 625 Landscape Ecology
651 GIS for Resource Managers
623 Measurement of Sociological Parameters
607 Sampling
653 Statistics in Research III
607 Applied Epidemiology
626 Methods in Vector-borne Disease Ecology
633 Animal Diseases in Comparative Medicine
649 Immunology

Track Faculty

Below is a list of faculty in the College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences that are affiliated with the Epidemiology track.

Christine Budke

Kevin Curley

Barbara Gastel

Sarah Hamer

Keri Norman