Academics

The Epidemiology Department is committed to excellence in training of students to be the leaders of the next generation of scientists and physicians. Our teaching mission focuses on providing students with a rigorous foundation of epidemiologic principles and methods while also providing students with courses and experiences to demonstrate the reach of epidemiology into all aspects of biomedical research and modern medicine.


Graduate Program

Faculty in the department lead and participate in teaching courses for medical, graduate, and undergraduate students and mentor epidemiology-focused PhD students through the interdisciplinary Quantitative Biomedical Sciences graduate program. A list of Epidemiology courses offered as part of the Quantitative Biomedical Sciences PhD program can be found here.

Our faculty also mentor students in other PhD programs at Dartmouth, including the Program in Experimental and Molecular Medicine, and the Molecular and Cellular Biology Program, and Masters Programs through The Dartmouth Institute and SYNERGY. In addition, the Epidemiology Department hosts undergraduate students in experiential research opportunities with faculty members.

Postdoctoral Program
Epidemiology faculty also serve as mentors to post-doctoral trainees, and Margaret Karagas, Department Chair, co-directs the R25 post-doctoral training program in the Quantitative Biomedical Sciences in Cancer Biology, offering cross-disciplinary training to post-doctoral fellows. Faculty members in the department also mentor post-doctoral fellows for K- and other faculty development opportunities, while senior faculty in the department provide mentoring to early career faculty as they develop as independent investigators. Further information about the Quantitative Biomedical Sciences in Cancer Biology training program can be found here.