Epidemiology

How do social factors, the environment, and demographics affect a person’s likelihood of developing a disease? Epidemiology is key in generating solutions to battle the world’s public health challenges, including answering these questions and creating interventions for preventative healthcare.

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In the age of digital media, public health “news” is everywhere—how do we know it's accurate? Developing skills in critical evaluation can help us ensure the validity of epidemiologic data.

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"Professor Healey is so kind and approachable. I cannot emphasize that enough. She genuinely cares about each student. She's made a subject that can be difficult and intimidating, friendly and exciting for me. Her expertise and preparedness were huge factors that contributed to this" - Summer Institute Participant

Megan Healey, PhD, MPH
Clinical Assistant Professor, Epidemiology, BUSPH