Departmental Research

The Epidemiology MS program is offered by the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics in Temple’s College of Public Health. Graduate students may work with faculty who are conducting cutting-edge research in epidemiology on the cause, risk and trajectory of populationwide health.

Faculty research emphases within the areas of epidemiology and environmental health include

  • area-level determinants of health,
  • behavioral epidemiology,
  • brain aging and cognitive decline,
  • cancer epidemiology,
  • community-engaged research,
  • environmental exposure assessment,
  • global health,
  • PFAS exposure and health,
  • post-COVID-19 conditions,
  • seroepidemiology and disease modeling, 
  • water, sanitation, and hygiene.

Faculty research emphases within the area of biostatistics include

  • applied Bayesian data analysis,
  • causal inference,
  • latent variable modeling,
  • measurement development and modeling,
  • measurement error,
  • mediation analysis,
  • multilevel modeling,
  • semiparametric regression,
  • statistical methods for incomplete data analysis,
  • statistical methods for neuroimaging data, and
  • statistical methods in clinical trials.

Learn more about research in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics.

The College of Public Health contains several research centers, labs and programs associated with public health disciplines.

Research in Temple’s College of Public Health

The College of Public Health is one of the most research-active colleges at Temple University. Research at the college is multidisciplinary and spans both discovery and translation.

Temple is an R1 institution of “highest research activity” as designated by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, placing it in the top 4% of all four-year educational institutions in the nation. Temple’s research enterprise distinguishes itself through its focus on community, and by using advances in technology to make a positive impact on people’s lives.