Training Programs

The Department of Epidemiology has four training grants for master’s-, doctoral-, and postdoctoral-level students.

The Dartmouth-Boston University Fogarty International Research & Training Program (TRIM-TB)

Funded by NIH/Fogarty International Center, this program began in 2003 and involves a partnership between Dartmouth Medical School, Boston University School of Public Health, and the Muhimbili University College of Health Sciences (MUCHS) in Tanzania. The TRIM-TB is a five-year comprehensive program designed to provide diverse degree and non-degree training to Tanzanian scientists, with the overall goal of strengthening research capacity in HIV and tuberculosis at MUCHS. Scientists can attend several master’s, doctoral, and postdoctoral training programs at either Dartmouth or Boston University. At SPH, students can earn the Doctor of Science in Epidemiology, Master of Science in Epidemiology, a Master of Public Health degree, or participate in postdoctoral training. More information can be found at the Dartmouth-Boston University TRIM-TB website.

Boston University Clinical Research Training (CREST) Program

The NIH-funded K-30 award CREST program enables students with a doctoral degree in health sciences to obtain comprehensive training in clinical epidemiologic research. The goal of the CREST program is to provide educational support and opportunities for persons interested in a clinical research career. CREST fellows are funded to pursue the Master of Science in Epidemiology or Master of Public Health programs at SPH. For more information, please visit the BU CREST website.

Boston University Reproductive, Perinatal & Pediatric Epidemiology (BURPPE) Training Program

The Department of Epidemiology at Boston University School of Public Health is pleased to announce its pre-doctoral training program in reproductive, perinatal & pediatric outcomes. This training program is designed to enhance the general Epidemiology curriculum with didactic, clinical, and research learning experiences in at least one of the three content areas (reproductive outcomes, perinatology, or pediatrics). A range of research opportunites and direct mentoring are available that, together with classroom learning, will chart a course for trainees toward a fulfilling and significant academic research career. This NICHD-sponsored program provides tuition support for two years of full-time coursework towards the Doctor of Science degree in Epidemiology as well as an annual stipend for four years. More information is available at the BURPPE website. Please contact Dr. Martha Werler with questions.

Boston University Clinical HIV/AIDS Research Training Program (BU-CHART)

The Boston University Clinical HIV/AIDS Research Training Program (BU-CHART) is a 24-month traineeship, with an option for 36 months, in clinical research and epidemiologic studies. It has a special focus on HIV/AIDS ethical and substance abuse research issues. The program is based at Boston University Medical Center (BUMC) in the schools of Public Health and Medicine. Trainees design, conduct, and analyze a clinical research project under the guidance of an experienced mentoring team. They participate in a didactic clinical research curriculum and a clinical research seminar series geared toward preparing trainees for success in future independent clinical research careers. For more information, please visit the BU-CHART website.