The Certificate in Social Epidemiology offers concentrated training in social and spatial epidemiology and is aimed at improving our capacity to monitor, research, and address social determinants of health and health inequities. Courses in this certificate program combine theory from the social sciences with rigorous epidemiological and social science methods utilized to understand and to address the connections between social factors and health.
Offered by: Department of Epidemiology
Faculty Lead: Katherine Theall, PhD
This certificate program provides training scholars and practitioners in the conduct of rigorous research and evaluation methods aimed at understanding and addressing social determinants of health, to improve population health and reduce health inequalities locally, nationally, and internationally. The certificate is aimed at master’s students who want training in social epidemiologic methods, specifically, preparing them for an ever-increasing workforce aimed at tackling these fundamental causes of health and reducing health disparities. Students will be prepared to work in a variety of settings, both research and practice, and at multiple levels, but also in other non-public health and interdisciplinary settings.
This certificate program is designed for all enrolled MPH, MSPH, MPH&TM degree students. Students in the MPH in Epidemiology must work with advisors to avoid overlap of requirements.
Students who earn then the Certificate in Social Epidemiology will be able to:
Number of Credits Required for Completion: 15
Any two of the following (6 credits) based on your focus on social theory and/or methodologies
Students should consult with their academic advisor to determine which certificate best fits their professional and academic goals