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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.

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Subject and Degrees

    Concentrations by Subject

    Epidemiology (minor)

    • 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 envrionmental persistence; contamination of produce with zoonotic infectious agents of relevance to food safety

    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

    Ynte Hein Schukken

    • Campus: Ithaca
    • Concentrations: Epidemiology: human and animal epidemiology
    • Research Interests: epidemiology in dairy cattle; methodological issues in modern epidemiology

    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