Epidemiology is the study of the occurrence, distribution, and determinants of health and disease in human populations. Students who focus on epidemiology are interested in how disease and health are distributed among groups of people. The Baylor Department of Public Health faculty has a wide range of specialty areas but shares a common focus on population health and equity. The epidemiology curriculum includes the core public health courses and additional courses on study design methodology, the science of measurement, population statistics, health-related data management, and applied data analysis.
Kelly R. Ylitalo, PhD
Assistant Professor of Epidemiology
Department of Public Health
Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences