I consider students each year for admission to the PhD in Population Health Sciences (Epidemiology) and the Master’s (SM) Program in Epidemiology, as well as the PhD in Biological Sciences in Public Health. These programs differ in several ways including the stage at which you affiliate with a particular research group. All these programs are highly competitive for admission, and students compete for admissions with others who are applying to study other topics in the same degree program (eg Cancer Epidemiology in the epidemiology degree programs), so it is not possible to say how many students I plan to take. In recent years it has ranged from 0 to 3 in any given program. For details on these programs and how to decide which may be right for you, please click here.
Although I would like to get to know many applicants individually, I do not conduct extended exchanges by email, Skype, or the like about advice for applications and my latest research topics with prospective applicants. This is for two reasons: first, because of the time it would take to do so with all interested applicants, and second, because it potentially biases admissions decisions to treat differently those with whom I have had more interaction. Once admissions decisions are made, I am happy to discuss all issues with admitted or waitlisted students. Thank you for understanding this policy.
Updated on: November 30, 2016