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 Spring II
EPI240 Use of Biomarkers in Epidemiologic Research Tworoger Spring II
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
EPI508 Pathology for Epidemiologists Fiorentino Winter
EPI518 Infections and Cancer Rider Fall II
ID510 Nutritional Epidemiology of Cancer Smith-Warner/Giovannucci Fall II
ID520 Advanced Topics in Nutrition and Cancer Smith-Warner/Giovannucci Fall II

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