Department of Social and Preventive Medicine
(State University of New York at Buffalo)
The Department of Social and Preventive Medicine in the School of Public Health and Health Professions at the State University of New York at Buffalo brings together faculty, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows with widely diverse backgrounds including epidemiology, medicine, nutrition, biological sciences and social sciences.
Faculty have research interests that include the epidemiology of cancer, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, osteoporosis, urban health, women s health, clinical epidemiology, and infectious diseases. Included in this work is evaluation of factors such as nutrition, physical activity, stress, genetic factors and hormones in relation to risk of chronic diseases. The Department of Social and Preventive Medicine (SPM) has a strong record of research in chronic disease prevention and identification of risk factors and prevention strategies. Our research has high visibility in the community. The department has an active, well funded research program (averaging more than $3. 5 million annually) Our graduate programs in epidemiology, including the Ph. D. , M. S. , and MPH programs, provide training in the understanding of the causation and prevention of disease and in the conduct and design of epidemiologic research. For more detailed information on these graduate programs, curriculum, and courses, please see our website: http://www.buffalo.edu.
EPIDEMIOLOGY AND COMMUNITY HEALTH
The programs in epidemiology offered by the University of Buffalo (UB) Department of Social and Preventive Medicine benefit from a close collaborative association with other departments in the School of Public Health and Health Professions, with UB s medical and dental schools, with the Roswell Park Cancer Institute, a National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center (http://www.roswellpark. org/), and with other university departments.
The University at Buffalo, a large and comprehensive urban research university, has world-class facilities for graduate study in epidemiology including sophisticated computer and health sciences library facilities. The university s medical school offers courses in basic science and medicine and is affiliated with major hospitals in the Buffalo area. Graduate students have opportunities to observe and do research with other clinical and research faculty in the health sciences at UB. In addition, students can work with the local and state health departments. There are opportunities to work with federal health agencies including the National Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other federal health agencies. Student research often focuses on health problems in the population in Western New York . However, students have also conducted research in other parts of New York State and in locations around the world including Italy, Puerto Rico and Brazil. More information on the academic programs at UB can be found at: http://www.buffalo.edu.
Ph. D. in Epidemiology and Community Health
The doctoral program in epidemiology and community health, which has received a SUNY top quartile ranking, is designed for individuals wishing to achieve the highest degree of training in epidemiology.