Didactic and applied training are provided by two Boston University School of Public Health centers: the Epidemiology Department and the Slone Epidemiology Center.
The Department of Epidemiology (EP) has been training doctoral candidates for over 25 years. The program has grown during this time to include 25 full-time faculty in epidemiology and over 30 courses in epidemiologic methods, specific disease and exposure topics, and seminar series. Reproductive and pediatric epidemiology and epidemiologic methods are long-standing interests of faculty members.
Community Health Science – Maternal Child Health (MCH) has been training DrPH students for over 10 years. The Department includes 21 full-time faculty members and teaches 22 classes. The Pregnancy to Early Life Longitudinal Data System is housed in this department.
Slone Epidemiology Center (SEC) has been conducting epidemiologic research focused on the possible health effects of medications and a wide variety of other factors in children, pregnant women, and adults since 1976. Slone faculty and staff include specialists in epidemiology, pediatric and adult medicine, nursing, pharmacy, biostatistics, and computer science. Training at SEC offers an applied experience, with guidance from Slone experts in all aspects of conducting epidemiologic research.