programs in Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and
Clinical and Translational Research at the
University of Cincinnati reside in the Department of
Environmental Health. As of September 2013,
students are enrolled in our training programs.
Currently there are 29 PhD students in
Biostatistics, 11 MS students in
Biostatistics, 22 PhD students in
Epidemiology, and 18 MS students in
Epidemiology. Graduates of the Division have pursued
careers in academia, industry, or government. The
Director of the Division is Dr. Kim N. Dietrich.
The Associate Director is Dr. Paul A. Succop.
Erin Haynes directs the
Master of Science and Certificate programs in
Clinical and Translational Research.
The Master of Science degree program in Clinical and
Translational Research is designed to provide
clinical professionals (physicians, nurses and other
terminal degree clinical professionals) with the
necessary preparation for successful career
developmental and independent investigator awards.
There are presently 52 physicians
enrolled in this program. The program emphasizes
specific training in clinical epidemiology/clinical
effectiveness, molecular epidemiology, clinical
trials, quality improvement, and translational
research that will enable clinicians to translate
scientific advances into applications for improved
clinical practice and human health. The disciplinary
purpose and ultimate goal of the program is to move
practitioners from the realm of personal clinical
experience to objective evidence. The Certificate in Clinical and Translational Research
was launched in Summer 2009. The Certificate currently has
enrolled and 44 graduates.
Only students applying to the full-time Phd programs
in Epidemiology or Biostatistics are eligible to
receive University Graduate Assistantship and/or
Scholarship (UGA/UGS) funding. UGA/UGS funding is
not available for our MS or part-time PhD programs in Epidemiology or
UGA/UGS funding is also not available for
our MS or Certificate programs in Clinical and
Translational Research, but students are encouraged
to see if they're eligible to obtain tuition funding
from their department or employer.
MS/Certificate in Clinical and Translational
is defined as the study of the distribution and
determinants of disease and injury within human
populations. A goal of the epidemiologist is to
identify the factors or agents that are linked with
the observed patterns of disease or injury. The
Division's program stresses environmental,
occupational, clinical, quantitative, community,
molecular and genetic epidemiology.
is characterized by data analysis, and
interpretation of results, which are tied to
environmental and biomedical research. Applied
statistical methodology is emphasized in the
biostatistics program. The epidemiology and
biostatistics programs are closely linked with
faculty and students working together on
interdisciplinary research activities.
All classical study designs are currently utilized
including randomized clinical trials, longitudinal
studies, environmental intervention approaches,
retrospective cohort, cross-sectional and case
Current research undertaken in the Division is wide
ranging and includes health effects related to
exposures to lead, manganese, mercury, arsenic,
solvents, fuels, pesticides, organochlorines and
other “environmental estrogens”, fibers, radiation,
statistical issues in regulatory toxicology, alcohol
and illicit drugs, and work related ergonomic
Areas of research include:
children’s health, allergy, asthma, reproductive,
hormone, cancer, genetics of complex diseases,
growth and development, developmental origins of
adult disease, neurological disorders, addiction,
pulmonary disease, injuries, stroke, heart disease,
bone health, mortality and exposure body burden.