ABOUT THE PROGRAM
The PhD program in Public Health is an interdisciplinary research degree that prepares graduates for practice-based research. Graduates are able to explain key concepts across the spectrum of public health disciplines, including epidemiology, biostatistics, health systems, social/behavioral sciences and environmental health. Students learn to formulate public health research questions that are informed by theory, literature review, data, and community needs; select appropriate study designs to address specific public health research questions; and collect, analyze, and interpret data (obtained either prospectively or retrospectively) to address public health research questions. Our students are able to communicate findings and implications of public health research through multiple modalities to diverse audiences.
Practical public health experience is a strength of the USU PhD in Public Health program. Students receive broad exposure to the major public health issues confronting the U.S., as well as more global issues, and they learn to systematically and critically evaluate the scientific literature, identifying the inherent strengths and weaknesses of various sources of data.
PROGRAM CONTACT INFORMATION
PROGRAM DIRECTOR: TRACEY PEREZ KOEHLMOOS, PHD, MHA