University of California, Berkeley


The PhD group in Epidemiology is interdisciplinary and includes faculty from a number of departments at UC Berkeley as well as the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Students receive either an MS or PhD degree from the Graduate Division of the Berkeley campus. The group is within the academic jurisdiction of the Graduate Council and is administratively located in the Division of Epidemiology.

The group brings together faculty with disciplinary knowledge in epidemiology, biostatistics, economics, demography, sociology, anthropology, behavioral science, molecular biology, genetics, vector biology, and other fields relevant to the study of human health and disease at a population level. MS and PhD students receive a strong background in epidemiologic and biostatistical methods and theory; additionally, students choose a third disciplinary area in which to develop competence. Doctoral dissertation research is generally focused on developing new knowledge about the factors that influence the distribution of health or given disease outcomes within human populations.

Undergraduate Program

There is no undergraduate program in Epidemiology.

Graduate Programs

Epidemiology: MS, MPH, PhD

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Contact Information

Graduate Group in Epidemiology

50 University Hall


Phone: 510-642-3997

Fax: 510-643-2731


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Executive Associate Dean

Amani Allen

Phone: (510) 643-1999


Program Managers

Lauren Krupa and Sumaiya Elahi

Phone: (510) 643-2731


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