Applied epidemiology tracks diseases and disease indicators in populations. It is the scientific foundation of public health research that seeks to reduce risk factors and improve health. The discipline also contributes to public health practice and policy, and research in other related fields such as medicine and pharmacy.
Students in the applied epidemiology track learn to apply the principles and methods of epidemiological investigation to a broad range of settings. In addition to addressing the core competencies that are part of the Executive MPH (EMPH) program, the curriculum also addresses the applied epidemiology competencies developed by the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists
MPH Degree Requirements- Applied Epidemiology
42 credit hours, successful completion of an Applied Practice Experience (APE), and a thesis
Applied Practice Experience
All Rollins MPH and MSPH students are required to complete a 200-400 hour Applied Practice Experience (APE). This experience is designed to enhance the student’s understanding and application of knowledge and research findings to public health settings by providing an opportunity to gain practical experience. Public health work environments include nonprofit organizations, hospitals, local health departments, and for-profit firms.