Coursework

All masters and doctoral students in Epidemiology must complete the curriculum requirements for their degree. These general requirements are listed in the Epidemiology Student Handbook. In addition, the curriculum for students concentrating in Neurological or Psychiatric Epidemiology is listed below.

Students who focus on psychiatric epidemiology should consider completing the Interdisciplinary Concentration in Population Mental Health.

NeuroPsychiatric Epidemiology Suggested Schedule
Courses Titles Credits
HSPH/GSAS
Faculty Term

Fall Semester Courses
EPI249 Molecular Biology for Epidemiologists 2.5 De Vivo Fall 1
EPI217 Epidemiology of Adult Psychiatric Disorders 2.5 Okereke Fall 1
BST227 Introduction to Statistical Genetics 2.5 Aryee Fall 2
EPI219 Assessment Concepts and Methods in Psychiatric Epidemiology* 2.5 Blacker Fall 2
EPI507 Genetic Epidemiology 2.5 Kraft/Chasman Fall 2

Spring Semester Courses
ID214 Nutritional Epidemiology 2.5 Willett Full Spring
EPI511 Advanced Population and Medical Genetics 5 Price Full Spring
EPI293 Analysis of Genetic Association Studies 2.5 Liang January
EPI284 Epidemiology of Neurological Disease* 2.5 Ascherio Spring 1
EPI240 Biomarkers in Epidemiology Research 1.25 Tworoger Spring 2
EPI254 Epidemiology of Aging* 1.25 Grodstein Spring 2
SBS202 Child Psychiatric Epidemiology 2.5 Tiemeier Spring 2

Other Recommended Coursework

Methods
BST210 Applied Regression Analysis
BST214 Principles of Clinical Trials
BST222 Basics of Statistical Inference
BST223 Applied Survival Analysis
BST226 Applied Longitudinal Analysis
EPI233 Research Synthesis and Meta-Analysis
BST280 Introductory Genomics and Bioinformatics for Health Research
BST281 Genomic Data Manipulation
BST282 Introduction to Computational Biology and Bioinformatics
EPI 221 Pharmacoepdimiology
EPI 235 Epidemiologic Methods in Health Service
EPI 271  Propensity Score Analysis: Theoretical & Practical Considerations
HPM530 Measuring and Analyzing the Outcomes of Health Care
RDS 285 Decision Analysis Methods in Public Health and Medicine

* Courses with an asterisk are offered every other year