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Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Global Disease Epidemiology and Control

Core Competencies

1.  Analyze information on global causes and trends of morbidity and mortality to assess gaps in knowledge and propose research to address them in disadvantaged populations
2.  Apply knowledge of biological and socioeconomic factors in global epidemiology to inform prevention and/or mitigation of a disease or condition in a disadvantaged population
3.  Design a community trial, clinical trial or evaluation study that answers a relevant quantitative research question of concern to disadvantaged populations
4. Critically evaluate the strengths, weaknesses and the sustainability of disease control programs and policies
5. Explore deep didactic and experiential knowledge to expand students' individual interest that will inform their doctoral thesis proposals