Epidemiology and Biostatistics

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UT Tyler Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics

The Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics is one of the academic departments within The Health Science Center at UT Tyler. It aims to understand and improve the health of populations through research, teaching and community outreach. Epidemiology and biostatistics are two of the core public health disciplines.

What are basic differences in epidemiology and biostatistics disciplines? Epidemiology is the study of diseases and used to determine both preventive methods and responses to outbreaks. In biostatistics, one examines and develops methodology necessary to answer important clinical and public health questions.

The department offers core and elective courses for the Master of Public Health (MPH) Degree Program in the School of Health Professions. It has diverse faculty with expertise in epidemiology, biostatistics, medicine and public health. Faculty members are actively engaged in innovative research to address critical public health problems in rural and underserved communities in East Texas and beyond.