Epidemiology

About the Program

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Students gain advanced knowledge of chronic and infectious disease; zoonoses and food-borne disease; nutritional, occupational, reproductive and wildlife epidemiology; and the development of new epidemiologic and biostatistical methods. Students graduate with the qualitative and quantitative skills necessary for professional research and teaching in the concepts and methods in biology, economics, mathematics and statistics with the goals of understanding the distribution and determinants of disease, injury, and impaired productivity in populations and recommending actions for prevention or control.

Degree Type
Interdisciplinary Graduate Group
Degrees Offered
M.S. Plan I
M.S. Plan II
Ph.D. Plan B
Lead Dean

School of Veterinary Medicine

Major Code
GEPD
Exceptions
QE Exception: No outside member needed

Admissions and Fellowship Information

Admission Deadlines
Priority: Dec 15, 2021
General: Feb 15, 2022
Internal Fellowship Deadlines
Prospective Student Fellowship: Dec 15, 2021
Continuing Student Fellowship: Jan 15, 2022

Program Contact Information

Primary Program Contacts

Graduate Program Coordinator

Program Coordinator
Christi Boyter
cdboyter@ucdavis.edu

Graduate Program Chair

Graduate Group Chair
Jonathan Ducore
(916) 734-2781 | jmducore@ucdavis.edu

Additional Contacts

Program Contacts

Advisor: Primary Contact
Christopher Barker
Vm: Pathology, Micro, & Immun
(530) 752-0151 | cmbarker@ucdavis.edu

Advisor: General
Beatriz Martinez Lopez
Vm: Medicine & Epidemiology
beamartinezlopez@ucdavis.edu

Advisor: General
Lihong Qi
Med:Public Health Sciences
lhqi@ucdavis.edu

Advisor: Admissions Only
Michael Ziccardi
Vm: Wildlife Health Center
(530) 754-5701 | mhziccardi@ucdavis.edu