Chronic Disease Epidemiology

The mission of the Chronic Disease Epidemiology Department (CDE) is to advance the health of the public by promoting a research-based approach to the prevention and management of chronic disease, and to educate future leaders of the field.  The department aims to enhance understanding about the determinants of chronic diseases in populations and how to intervene most effectively to reduce morbidity and mortality due to chronic diseases.  In the Department of Chronic Disease Epidemiology, emphasis is placed on the fields of cancer, cardiovascular disease, perinatal and reproductive epidemiology, psychosocial epidemiology, HIV/AIDS, aging and genetic epidemiology. CDE graduates take positions in governmental, non-profit, for profit and research organizations across the country and around the world.

Contact Information

Please direct all admissions inquiries to:

MPH - Mary Keefe or  Rebecca Melnick 
MS/PHD - Melanie Elliot

Department Chair: Judith Lichtman
Administrative Assistant:
Dana Greene: 203-785-2846 

Fax: 203-785-6980

Go Red for Heart Health Week

In conjunction with American Heart Association’s American Heart Month and #NationalWearRedDay, YSPH hosted its first-ever Go Red for Heart Health Week, January 29 to February 2, 2018.