The epidemiology graduate program has an interdisciplinary approach; students are able to work with people form a variety of academic backgrounds and interests, and develop strong links with different groups, including the clinical epidemiology research programs and methods centers at hospital-based research institutes affiliated with the University.

Epidemiology is the central basic science of public health and preventive medicine; it provides one of the fundamental science inputs for a population health. Epidemiology also sets the methodological basis for a clinical and community health research and foundation for evidence based clinical practices. It plays a pivotal role in the design and evaluation of effective health services and policies. The epidemiology programs are very competitive and the MSc program has a limited enrolment.

Research interests

  • Epidemiology & Public Health
  • Genetic, Psychiatric, Ocular, Nutrition
  • Global Health
  • Clinical Epidemiology
  • Systematic Reviews
  • Health Technology Assessment
  • Risk Sciences
  • Rare diseases
  • Chronic Diseases
  • Communicable Diseases
  • Harm Reduction
  • HIV & HCV Prevention
  • Methodologies
  • Knowledge Translation Research/Implementation Science