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39th Graduate Summer Institute of Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Specialization in Epidemiologic Methods for Public Health Professionals


The Specialization in Epidemiologic Methods for Public Health Professionals is a training program for junior and mid-level public health professionals interested in expanding their knowledge of epidemiologic methods as related to public health issues and their ability to address public health problems.

Designed for working professionals, the Specialization provides an opportunity for public health professionals to formally continue their training in public health and ensure mastery in the competencies of the field.  Developed by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Department of Epidemiology, the curriculum for both covers three critical professional competencies:

Health situation analysis and assessment
Public health/epidemiological surveillance
Health promotion (developing healthy people-healthy spaces)

The Specialization curriculum requirements are completed for professional development, not for academic credit. Coursework may be completed by attending the Graduate Summer Institute of Epidemiology and Biostatistics for two to three summers, or in as little as six months attending a combination of online courses during the JHSPH terms and the Summer Institute.