Doctoral programs in the public health sciences (except for the Nutrition and Health Sciences program) are offered through Emory's Laney Graduate School.
PhD Program in Behavioral Sciences and Health Education
The field of behavioral sciences and health education (BSHE) is committed to applying a broad spectrum of behavioral and social science knowledge, theory, and methods to promote health, prevent disease, and improve quality of life. The PhD BSHE program applies a collaborative, interdisciplinary approach to research and advocates an ecological perspective to understanding and influencing the factors that shape health and illness.
PhD Program in Biostatistics
The PhD program in biostatistics prepares students for research careers by offering a blend of theoretical and methodological courses. Our teaching curriculum is based on the principle that almost every biostatistician will have to spend at least some of his/her time on statistical analysis of real-life data.
PhD Program in Epidemiology
The PhD program in epidemiology trains future leaders in public health. Our curriculum is grounded in the methodologies of epidemiology and biostatistics enabling graduates to contribute new thinking to the field. These methodologies are applied to a broad range of clinical and public health concerns domestically and globally, including cancer, cardiovascular disease, environmental exposures, infectious diseases, and reproduction.
PhD Program in Environmental Health Sciences
The PhD program in environmental health sciences seeks to improve human health by better understanding the impact of environmental factors in the development of disease. PhD students will receive comprehensive training to become fluent in population and laboratory-based research in environmental health science by bridging the interdisciplinary areas of human populations and laboratory-based toxicological and analytical chemistry research.
PhD Program in Health Services Research and Health Policy
Emory's health services research and health policy program trains students to undertake original research (relying on social science theory and using sophisticated empirical analyses) to evaluate current issues in health policy. Our program combines a strongly interdisciplinary and policy-oriented public health approach with rigorous social science training in either economics or political science.
PhD Program in Nutrition and Health Sciences
The nutrition and health sciences (NHS) program provides the expertise and skills necessary to investigate relationships between human nutrition and health, and contributes to improving nutrition worldwide. The NHS faculty were recently ranked 4th in the United States in terms of research productivity. Core strengths in metabolomics and predictive medicine, clinical nutrition, population-based intervention trials and epidemiology, and public nutrition programs ensure a quality training in whichever aspect of human nutrition that most inspires you.