PROGRAM OBJECTIVES

The overarching objectives of our doctoral training program are:

  1. To deliver a transdisciplinary research training program focused on epidemiology, biostatistics, and health services research geared toward translating research into effective disease prevention programs, clinical practice and policy 
  2. To recruit pre-doctoral trainees resulting in a diverse trainee pool with respect to socio-demographic characteristics, clinical background, and disciplinary perspective 
  3. To provide trainees with individual mentoring, academic training, and technical skills necessary to ensure their success as independent investigators as well as contributors to team science 
  4. To provide “hands on” research experience that builds on the strengths of the current environment of linkages between UMMS Departments, Centers, and Institutes