Portland-State-University 2018-2019 Bulletin

Epidemiology MPH

Graduates of the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health MPH in Epidemiology work to reduce disease risk and
promote health by discovering and understanding the causes, prevention, and control of adverse health outcomes in populations. Epidemiologists are often employed by local, state, and federal government agencies; non-profit public health organizations; research institutes, and post-secondary institutions. Graduates direct studies and analyze data as well as communicate findings to the public and policy makers.

Program Competencies

Students graduating from this program will be able to: Apply evidence-based knowledge of health determinants to public health issues.

  • Apply evidence-based knowledge of health determinants to public health issues

  • Select and use appropriate methods for the design, analysis, and synthesis to address population-based health problems

  • Integrate understanding of the interrelationship among the organization, delivery, and financing of health-related services.

  • Communicate public health principles and concepts using various strategies across multiple sectors of the community.

  • Employ ethical principles and behaviors in research and practice settings.

  • Enact cultural competence and promote diversity in public health research and practice

  • Apply public health knowledge and skills in practical settings

For more information and instructions on how to apply visit the MPH in Epidemiology web page.