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Population Health (PhD)

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The application deadline for Fall 2014 admission is March 15, 2014.


The Ph.D. program in Population health integrates interdisciplinary education and experiential opportunities to prepare students for careers dedicated to improving the health and well-being of populations.

This program trains students to become public health leaders through simultaneous examination of multiple determinants of health, including social, environmental, nutritional, and behavioral risk factors. Our students investigate the underlying causes of adverse health, including disease, disparities, and disability, through training in core population health disciplines - biostatistics, epidemiology, and health services - together with individual-specific and specialized training in topics related to student research. Importantly, our students are mentored by Northeastern's distinguished faculty, who individually and together conduct innovative, solution-focused research in critical population health topics.

Our population health doctoral students learn to conduct research that addresses five key health determinants:

  1. Social and Community Context
  2. Environment and Neighborhoods
  3. Health and Health Care Delivery
  4. Education
  5. Economic Stability

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    Helen H. Suh
    316 Robinson Hall
    Tel: 617.373.3666

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