Epidemiology degrees

MPH Epidemiology

Whether it is a virus, cancer or racial disparities, gain the advanced knowledge required to quantify the relationship between exposure and disease, along with how intervention can reduce risk.

MS Epidemiology

Track the natural history of disease through its frequency, distribution and causes as you learn epidemiological methods to grow your knowledge and skills.

PhD Epidemiology

Become an expert as you gain the advanced knowledge required to quantify the relationship between exposure and disease, along with how intervention can reduce risk.

MPH Veterinary Public Health

The MPH in veterinary public health is developing the next generation of professionals with the education and skills to address animal-to-human infectious diseases, such as COVID-19.

MPH Clinical Translational Science

Learn how to apply epidemiology, biostatistics, law, ethics and other factors in public health to health care settings.

Research expertise

Global health

Sexual and reproductive health

Cancer epidemiology

Infectious disease

Tobacco control


Psychiatric epidemiology

Childhood obesity

Cerebrovascular disease


Student engagement in research

Epidemiology at Ohio State opens the doors to vast research and learning opportunities. Our students and faculty are engaged in dynamic, innovative research that makes a difference in the community and beyond. This work informs policy decisions regarding public health and health equity. Partnerships and collaborations with local and global communities, among seven health sciences colleges at Ohio State, and across the university – including with programs such as sociology, psychology and design – provide ample opportunity to contribute in meaningful ways.


Division chair message

We are an energetic, motivated and collaborative team of faculty, staff and students committed to improving the population’s health. Our work touches people’s lives from Ohio to Malawi to Vietnam in areas such as tobacco use, cancer prevention, diabetes, HIV infection, social determinants of health and many others. If you are interested in epidemiology – as a student, research collaborator or potential future faculty member – reach out to us. We welcome your engagement in our community.

Amy Ferketich and Alison Norris
Interim Co-Chairs


Division faculty and staff

Alison Norris, MD, PhD
Associate Professor; Joint Appointment, College of Medicine/Infectious Diseases, Interim Co-Chair
Amie Hufton
Associate Professor - Practice
Jeffrey J. Wing, PhD
Assistant Professor

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Careers in Epidemiology

Often at the forefront of disease research, epidemiologists are scientists investigating the causes of disease, who then develop the means for prevention or control. Learn more about where Ohio State epidemiology graduates work.

Career options


Division news

Abigail Norris Turner and Darryl B. Hood

Darryl B. Hood to extend his work as Dean’s Fellow for Diversity, Equity and Inclusive Excellence

January 13, 2023
Middle-aged man smoking at an outdoor cafe

Study findings support quitting for brain benefits, researchers say

December 21, 2022
a person raising their arms with a pink sign that reads Choice is a human right.

Alison Norris discusses her research and what comes next

December 1, 2022


Conference and publication support

The division supports the research and professional development of its students with the Graduate Student Engagement and Dissemination Award. The award provides monetary support for conference participation or manuscript publication.