Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Degree Specialization Competencies

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Degree

Public Health Biostatistics

  1. Understand the theoretical foundations of statistical methods
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  2. Critique general scientific research articles and assess the appropriateness of the statistical applications and methodology involved
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  3. Work effectively and collaboratively in a team on a biological or health-related scientific question
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  4. Design biological or health-related research studies and construct and implement statistical analysis plans appropriate for such studies
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  5. Effectively communicate the results of statistical analyses to statistical and non-statistical audiences
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  6. Review and critique existing literature in students’ general area of specialization, and can identify gaps in that literature
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  7. Make a contribution to biostatistical methodology and/or practice
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Environmental Public Health

  1. Explain how the core public health concepts of biostatistics, epidemiology, environmental health, health behavior/health promotion, and health administration relate to the student’s area of specialization.
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  2. Synthesize and critique existing literature in student’s area of specialization to identify gaps in the evidence base and justify their importance for public health.
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  3. Apply relevant theories and conceptual models to inform and ground research design and interpretation.
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  4. Formulate hypotheses, plan and conduct a research study using appropriate research methods, and ethical approaches.
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  5. Analyze data and prepare an original manuscript, suitable for publication, summarizing the results and interpreting the findings from a research study.
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  6. Communicate in writing and orally a research study’s purpose, methods, results, limitations, conclusions and public health relevance to both informed and lay audiences.
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  7. Quantify individual and community susceptibility and vulnerability factors that heighten the risk for populations for adverse health outcomes from environmental hazards.
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  8. Apply the environmental health paradigm (i.e., EHS Model) to characterizing hazardous physical, chemical and biological agents relative to sources, categories, exposure matrices/pathways, distribution, human exposures, responses, societal/regulatory actions, and technological controls.
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  9. Work with various stakeholders and other professions to proactively and reactively address environmental and occupational regulatory, policy and human health issues and concerns.
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Epidemiology

  1. Explain how the core public health concepts of biostatistics, epidemiology, environmental health, health behavior/health promotion, and health administration relate to the student’s area of specialization.
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  2. Synthesize and critique existing literature in student’s area of specialization to identify gaps in the evidence base and justify their importance for public health.
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  3. Apply relevant theories and conceptual models to inform and ground research design and interpretation.
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  4. Formulate hypotheses, plan and conduct a research study using appropriate research methods, and ethical approaches.
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  5. Analyze data and prepare an original manuscript, suitable for publication, summarizing the results and interpreting the findings from a research study.
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  6. Communicate in writing and orally a research study’s purpose, methods, results, limitations, conclusions and public health relevance to both informed and lay audiences.
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  7. Identify and address potential sources of bias, including selection bias, measurement error, and confounding, in both the design and analysis phases of epidemiological studies.
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  8. Demonstrate familiarity with the content and issues in at least one specific substantive area of epidemiology.
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Health Behavior and Health Promotion

  1. Explain how the core public health concepts of biostatistics, epidemiology, environmental health, health behavior/health promotion, and health administration relate to the student’s area of specialization.
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  2. Synthesize and critique existing literature in student’s area of specialization to identify gaps in the evidence base and justify their importance for public health.
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  3. Apply relevant theories and conceptual models to inform and ground research design and interpretation.
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  4. Formulate hypotheses, plan and conduct a research study using appropriate research methods, and ethical approaches.
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  5. Analyze data and prepare an original manuscript, suitable for publication, summarizing the results and interpreting the findings from a research study.
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  6. Communicate in writing and orally a research study’s purpose, methods, results, limitations, conclusions and public health relevance to both informed and lay audiences.
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  7. Critically assess methods for involving diverse communities in research.
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  8. Apply principles of behavioral science to the design of public health interventions.
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  9. Critically assess strengths and limitations of theories used in public health behavior change interventions.
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Health Services Management and Policy

  1. Explain how the core public health concepts of biostatistics, epidemiology, environmental health, health behavior/health promotion, and health administration relate to the student’s area of specialization.
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  2. Synthesize and critique existing literature in student’s area of specialization to identify gaps in the evidence base and justify their importance for public health.
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  3. Apply relevant theories and conceptual models to inform and ground research design and interpretation.
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  4. Formulate hypotheses, plan and conduct a research study using appropriate research methods, and ethical approaches.
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  5. Analyze data and prepare an original manuscript, suitable for publication, summarizing the results and interpreting the findings from a research study.
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  6. Communicate in writing and orally a research study’s purpose, methods, results, limitations, conclusions and public health relevance to both informed and lay audiences.
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  7. Critically assess the key institutions and system relationships within the US health system.
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  8. Critically assess relevant health management and policy theories and concepts as applied in health systems research.
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  9. Apply appropriate statistical techniques to enhance causal inference and to address the problems that arise in health systems research relying on observational data.
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