College of Public Health

Epidemiology & Biostatistics - Graduate

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Heather Bush

Kate Spade & Co. Foundation Endowed Professor, Department of Biostatistics

Director of Graduate Studies in Epidemiology & Biostatistics

College of Public Health

725 Rose Street

Applied Statistics Lab Rm 301

859-218-2080

  • Ph.D
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The PhD program in Epidemiology and Biostatistics is a dynamic doctoral program designed to prepare independent researchers for careers in population health data science. Our unique interdisciplinary program offers coursework and experiential training in the application of methodological theory and concepts to address the practical challenges of conducting population-based, clinical and translational research.  Our students are poised for positions in the multidisciplinary work environments of academia, government, and industry. Trainees are encouraged to engage in research teams across campus including projects in the Center for Clinical and Translational Science, Gill Heart Institute, Markey Cancer Center, Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center, Barnstable Brown Diabetes Center, and Center for Research on Violence Against Women. Building on research collaborations, this program is unique in the collaborative approach to cross-disciplinary training and mentoring, providing students with diverse exposures to emerging data trends in public health and biomedical research.

Doctoral Program

The target audience for this program will include students with an appropriate prior master’s degree (in biostatistics, epidemiology, statistics, health services research, mathematical sciences, or a related field) with prior mathematical training to include two semesters of calculus (univariate differential and integral) and statistical methods. Practicing health care professionals (MDs, DMDs, PharmDs, etc.) who are interested in pursuing independent, doctoral level, research careers will be targeted for the program. Master’s graduates from psychology, computer science, engineering, business, biology, or chemistry may also find this degree program attractive.

Doctoral (PhD) Degree - Application Requirements

  1. Personal Statement
    • Describe career and dissertation research interests, along with qualifications for study in this program. Please include an explicit statement in the statement of purpose of how the differential and integral calculus prerequisite has been met or will be met. Ordinarily, we expect grades of 'B' or better in two undergraduate calculus courses. However, we will consider applications from students who have had one undergraduate calculus course if a second course will be taken in the Summer semester preceding the fall semester in which the applicant hopes to begin graduate work. In this case, an acceptance decision may be contingent upon satisfactory completion of the second course in the Summer semester. Please also state whether a research assistant position is desired. Identify relevant qualifications, skills, and/or prior experience. Please note, we cannot guarantee that all accepted students who want research assistantships will be offered them.
  2. Assistantship application (optional - you may upload a blank document, if you do not intend to apply for assistance)
  3. GRE
Application Deadlines

Fall: February 1


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Heather Bush

Kate Spade & Co. Foundation Endowed Professor, Department of Biostatistics

Director of Graduate Studies in Epidemiology & Biostatistics

College of Public Health

725 Rose Street

Applied Statistics Lab Rm 301

859-218-2080

Other programs from the College of Public Health: