Coursework

Course Offerings

In addition to research methodology, the curriculum in this area includes courses on the biology and genetics of cancer; the basic concepts and issues of cancer epidemiology; the roles of lifestyle factors such as dietary intake and physical activity, environmental and occupational exposures in the etiology of cancer; the integration of biomarkers (e.g., plasma, genetic, and tumor markers) into cancer research; and the prevention of cancer.

Courses that fulfill the requirement for the cancer epidemiology track
Doctoral students need to take 10 credits (4 classes) to complete the cancer epi minor

# Title Taught by Semester
EPI213 Epidemiology of Cancer Giovannucci/Mucci Spring I
EPI224 Cancer Prevention Rider/Wilson Fall II
EPI240 Use of Biomarkers in Epidemiologic Research Tworoger Spring II
(2015, 2017…)
EPI246 Applied Biomarkers in Cancer Epidemiology Schernhammer/Eliassen Fall II
EPI249 Molecular Biology for Epidemiologists DeVivo Fall I
EPI257 Advanced Seminar in Cancer Epidemiology Tamimi Fall II
(2014, 2016…)
EPI508 Pathology for Epidemiologists Fiorentino Winter
EPI518 Infections and Cancer Rider Spring II
(2016, 2018…)
ID510 Nutritional Epidemiology of Cancer Smith-Warner/Giovannucci Fall II
(2015, 2017…)
ID520 Advanced Topics in Nutrition and Cancer Smith-Warner/Giovannucci Fall II
(2014, 2016…)

Suggested additional courses

# Title Taught by Semester
EPI269 Epidemiologic Research in OB/GYN Terry/Michels Fall II
SHH201 Society and Health Kawachi Fall I
SHH211 Health Promotion through Mass Media Viswanath Spring I
SHH249 Approaches to International Tobacco Control Connolly Spring I