All faculty in the Department of Epidemiology have research backgrounds, and many have public health practice experience. Research and practice are done in all major areas of epidemiology, including cardiovascular diseases; cancer; infectious diseases; injury; occupational diseases; diseases relating to diet, exercise and obesity; and genetics/genomics of complex diseases. Department faculty collaborate with research teams in the UAB School of Medicine, other UAB Schools, other departments within SOPH, and with research teams at other universities. Course work in the disease content areas, as well as courses in epidemiologic methods at the master’s and doctoral level, emphasize epidemiologic study design, data collection, management and analysis, and appropriate interpretation and application of research results.

Several faculty work with the Jefferson County, Alabama Health Department, or with the Alabama Department of Public Health in Montgomery, on projects of mutual interest. Faculty and senior staff from those institutions serve on advisory boards in the School, give epidemiology seminars, and oversee MPH student internships.

UAB Cancer Research Experiences for Students (CaRES)

UAB Cancer Research Experiences for Students (CaRES)

CaRES is the Cancer Research Experiences for Students program that provides paid summer cancer research internships for medical students, veterinary medicine students, pharmacy students, dental students, graduate nursing students, graduate nutrition sciences students, and graduate public health students. All CaRES projects are done on the UAB campus in Birmingham, or at HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology in Huntsville.

Minority Health Research Training Program (MHRT)

Minority Health Research Training Program (MHRT)

MHRT offers research training opportunities to minority undergraduate, graduate and health professions students who have an interest in research experience in the areas of nutrition, tropical infectious diseases, reproductive health and/or sexually transmitted diseases, HIV/AIDS or chronic disease. Dr. Pauline Jolly, PhD, MPH is the program director and UAB mentor for past and present MHIRT trainees. She provides leadership to both international and UAB mentors in the MHIRT.

Epidemiology Seminar Series

Epidemiology Seminar Series

The series brings together the academic community by sharing diverse epidemiological research by speakers from the Department of Epidemiology as well as other divisions and departments at UAB, local and state health departments, or invited guests from other national and occasionally international institutes. Learn more and see upcoming events.