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About the Department

The Department of Epidemiology in the Colorado School of Public Health offers training and research in cancer prevention, etiology and prevention of diabetes in youth and adults, disease tracking, genetic epidemiology, injury prevention, and many other specialties.  The Department offers four academic programs in Epidemiology: Master of Public Health, Master of Science, Doctor of Public Health and Doctor of Philosophy. The Department also supports the Certificate in Public Health Sciences and the Preventive Medicine Residency.  

Our Vision and Mission 

Vision: Improved population health through discovery, education and community engagement.  

Mission: To provide high quality training in epidemiology, conduct cutting edge population research to advance science and knowledge about causes, consequences, prevention of disease and injury, and translate knowledge to promote health through advancing public health practice and policy. 

Meet the Chair 

Jill Norris, PhD, MPHDr. Jill Norris is a professor in the Department of Epidemiology.    

Dr. Norris’s research interests include chronic disease epidemiology, genetic epidemiology, nutritional epidemiology, type 1 and type 2 diabetes, autoimmunity, rheumatic diseases, obesity, infant diet and celiac disease. She holds a B.A. in biology from Colgate University and MPH and PhD degrees in epidemiology from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health.


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