Through surveillance, screening, intervention programs, and data, epidemiologists are needed to determine disease risk factors and evaluate the effectiveness of prevention and treatment of diseases. With a MPH, MS, PhD or DrPH degree in epidemiology from the Colorado School of Public Health you can pursue career opportunities in a variety of fields including:
- Disease Prevention (in cancer, diabetes, injuries and many others)
- Community Based Participatory Research
- Public Health Agencies (Local, State, Federal & International)
- Academic and Industry Research
Many epidemiologists, including our faculty, choose an area of expertise, e.g. cardiovascular, cancer, diabetes or infectious diseases, based on their interests. Our epidemiology graduates have been successful in finding placements locally, nationally and internationally as research associates, epidemiologists, public health practitioners and university faculty members or postdoctoral researchers.
Many graduates find positions at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institutes of Health and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. Here are some job titles our alumni have held:
- Birth Defects Program Manager
- Chief Medical Officer
- Chronic Disease Epidemiologist
- Clinical Research Site Coordinator
- Data Manager
- Director, Division of Disease Control and Environmental Epidemiology
- Environmental Epidemiologist
- Hantavirus Surveillance Coordinator
- Malaria Technical Officer
- Public Health Officer
- Research Scientist
The Epidemiology faculty are dedicated to helping students find career opportunities post graduation. Students are encouraged to meet with their faculty advisor to discuss potential career paths throughout their studies at the Colorado School of Public Health.
For more information on careers, please check out the Pfizer Guide to Careers in Public Health, available online at www.whatispublichealth.org or visit the Colorado School of Public Health career links.