Epidemiology and Community Health
School of Health Sciences and Practice
New York Medical College
Valhalla, NY 10595
Interim Department Chair:
Director, MPH Studies Behavioral Sciences and Health Promotion:
Penny Liberatos, PhD,
Director, MPH Studies Epidemiology:
Jennifer Calder, DVM, MPH, PhD
Qiuhu Shi, PhD
Director of Health Education Certificate Program:
Chia-Ching Chen, EdD, CHES
The Department of Epidemiology and Community Health brings together the combined strengths of the fields of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Behavioral Science and Health Promotion to address the broad and multi-disciplinary problems faced by the public health practitioner. This multi-disciplinary approaches allows for the examination of the distribution and determinants of disease in human populations; the understanding of the research designs and analytic methods used to evaluate demographic, behavioral, and environmental factors that influence disease frequency including the biostatistician approaches to the analysis of this data; and the ability to promote health and prevent illness through education and community-based approaches and interventions.
The Department of Epidemiology and Community Health offers the MPH degree in Epidemiology and the MPH degree in Behavioral Sciences and Health Promotion.
The Department of Epidemiology and Community Health also offers graduate certificate programs in both Health Education and Public Health. Students enrolled in these certificate programs will be awarded graduate credit in the courses taken, which may then be used as the basis for further study leading to a MPH degree in the disciplines offered in the Department of Epidemiology and Community Health.
Page updated: February 19, 2013