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.
Due to the nature of the curriculum, applied epidemiology applicants should demonstrate strong quantitative and analytical abilities through one or more of the following: professional work experience, academic history, or valid standardized test score. If evidence of quantitative and analytical aptitude is missing or incomplete, additional information to assess these skills will be requested.