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 TBD TBD
EPI240 Biomarkers in Epidemiologic Research Eliassen/Song Spring II
(2019, 2021…)
EPI246 Applied Biomarkers in Cancer Epidemiology Eliassen/Schernhammer Fall II
(2019, 2021…)
EPI249 Molecular Biology for Epidemiologists DeVivo Fall I
EPI257 Hot Topics in Cancer Epidemiology Warner/Penney Fall II
(2018, 2020…)
EPI508 Pathology for Epidemiologists Fiorentino Winter
EPI510 Global Cancer Epidemiology Boffetta/Lagiou Winter
ID510 Nutritional Epidemiology of Cancer Smith-Warner/Giovannucci Fall II
(2019, 2021…)
EPI507 Genetic Epidemiology Liang/Chasman Fall II
EPI293 Analysis of Genetic Association Studies Liang Winter

Suggested additional courses

# Title Taught by Semester
EPI269 Epidemiologic Research in OB/GYN Terry/Michels Fall II
SBS201 Society and Health Kawachi Fall I
SBS211 Health Promotion through Mass Media Viswanath Spring I
EH 205 Human Physiology Shore/Sieber Fall
High-Impact Cancer Research HMS: https://postgraduateeducation.hms.harvard.edu/certificate-programs/open-enrollment-programs/high-impact-cancer-research Fall/Spring