CDE Competencies

Upon receiving an MPH degree with a concentration in Chronic Disease Epidemiology, the student will be able to:

  • Evaluate the scientific merit and feasibility of epidemiologic study designs      
  • Describe the epidemiology of common chronic diseases with more in-depth knowledge of a specialty area     
  • Synthesize information from a variety of epidemiologic and related studies
  • Design epidemiologic studies at an intermediate level    
  • Analyze data and draw appropriate inferences from epidemiologic studies at an intermediate level       
  • Demonstrate oral and written communication and presentation skills to effectively communicate and disseminate results to various professional and community audiences
  • Describe basic pathophysiology of selected chronic diseases
  • Identify, interpret, and use routinely collected data on disease occurrence
  • Review, critique and evaluate epidemiologic reports and research articles at an intermediate level
  • Apply basic principles of health promotion and disease prevention to prevent and control chronic diseases.