Epidemiology

Field Description

This minor field offers a graduate program in conjunction with several areas of specialization, including biometry, environmental toxicology, nutrition, sociology, statistics, animal science, and veterinary medicine. Students may pursue an M.S., an M.A., or a Ph.D. degree with a minor in epidemiology. Graduate students enrolled in the program conduct their research in the departments of their major advisors. Applicants should have a sound background in mathematics and in the sciences that are consistent with the requirements of their proposed major field of interest.

The study of epidemiology at Cornell is a minor field, and application for admission is made only to the major fields. After matriculation, a student may select to study epidemiology at Cornell by choosing to minor in epidemiology.

Contact Information

Website: https://www.human.cornell.edu/dns/academics/graduate/edipemiology
Email: dmw1@cornell.edu
Phone: 607 255-2628

B19 Savage Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY  14853

Subject and Degrees

Concentrations by Subject

Epidemiology

  • human and animal epidemiology (minor)

Faculty

James G. Booth

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Epidemiology: human and animal epidemiology
  • Research Interests: computer intensive methods, generalized linear models, Monte Carlo simulation

Patricia Ann Cassano

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Epidemiology: human and animal epidemiology
  • Research Interests: nutritional epidemiology of chronic disease

Andrew G Clark

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Epidemiology: human and animal epidemiology
  • Research Interests: human and animal epidemiology

Julia L. Finkelstein

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Epidemiology: human and animal epidemiology
  • Research Interests: Infectious disease, nutritional, and reproductive epidemiology; GIS methods; public health

Yrjo Tapio Grohn

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Epidemiology: human and animal epidemiology
  • Research Interests: veterinary epidemiology; production medicine; public health; epidemiological and economic methods

Jere Douglas Haas

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Epidemiology: human and animal epidemiology
  • Research Interests: international nutrition; maternal and child health

Renata Ivanek Miojevic

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Epidemiology: human and animal epidemiology
  • Research Interests: infectious disease epidemiology including the transmissibility of agents with intermittent schedding and environmental persistence; contamination of produce with zoonotic infectious agents of relevance to food safety

Sabine Mann

  • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
  • Concentrations: Epidemiology: human and animal epidemiology
  • Research Interests: Research focuses on the mechanism that links metabolism and inflammatory response in transition dairy cows with an interest to identify nutritional intervention strategies to help optimize the magnitude and duration of inflammation to improve health and productivity in this agriculturally important species.

Jessica McArt

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Epidemiology: human and animal epidemiology
  • Research Interests: Dr. McArt's research focuses on the identification, epidemiology, and economics of periparturient diseases in dairy cattle. Her research group is interested in identifying methods that accurately and quantitatively measure energy-related metabolites and important biological markers cow-side in order to improve detection of specific disorders.

Saurabh Mehta

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Epidemiology: human and animal epidemiology
  • Research Interests: global health; infectious disease; maternal and child health; nutritional epidemiology

Jason G. Mezey

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Epidemiology: human and animal epidemiology
  • Research Interests: genetics, development, and evolution of complex phenotypes, including research on development of Bayesian approaches for pedigree inference; Bayesian mixture prior approaches for identifying pathway relationships underlying gene expression variation

Hussni Omar Mohammed

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Epidemiology: human and animal epidemiology
  • Research Interests: veterinary epidemiology; infectious disease epidemiology; veterinary public health; zoonotic diseases; risk analysis

Daryl Van Nydam

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Epidemiology: human and animal epidemiology
  • Research Interests:

David Louis Pelletier

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Epidemiology: human and animal epidemiology
  • Research Interests: malnutrition and child mortality; nutrition policy; risk assessment; public participation

Kathleen Maher Rasmussen

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Epidemiology: human and animal epidemiology
  • Research Interests: maternal and child nutrition, with an emphasis on pregnancy and lactation

Jeffery Sobal

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Epidemiology: human and animal epidemiology
  • Research Interests: social epidemiology; nutritional epidemiology; epidemiology of obesity

Rebecca Stoltzfus

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Epidemiology: human and animal epidemiology
  • Research Interests: nutrition; maternal and child health; international health; helminth infections

Bruce William Turnbull

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Epidemiology: human and animal epidemiology
  • Research Interests: statistical methods for clinical trials; sequential methods; survival analysis; reliability and life testing

Lorin D Warnick

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Epidemiology: human and animal epidemiology
  • Research Interests: veterinary epidemiology; epidemiology of dairy cattle disease; zoonoses and public health

Martin Timothy Wells

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Epidemiology: human and animal epidemiology
  • Research Interests: applied and theoretical statistics; inference questions in areas including epidemiolog; theoretical research on Bayesian statistics, biostatistics; conditional inference; evidence assessment; functional data; hypothesis testing; saddlepoint approximations; shrinkage estimation